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 for harum-scarum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harum-scarum \Har"um-scar"um\ (h[^a]r"[u^]m*sk[^a]r"[u^]m), a.
     [Cf. hare,v. t., and scare, v. t.]
     Wild; giddy; flighty; rash; thoughtless. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]
           They had a quarrel with Sir Thomas Newcome's own son, a
           harum-scarum lad.                        --Thackeray.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a wild or reckless manner; "dashing harum-scarum all
             over the place"; "running pell-mell up the stairs" [syn:
             harum-scarum, pell-mell]
      adj 1: cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money";
             "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"
             [syn: carefree, devil-may-care, freewheeling,
             happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, slaphappy]
      n 1: a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn:
           daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler,
           lunatic, harum-scarum]

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