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[huh-roh-vee-uh n] /həˈroʊ vi ən/
of or relating to Harrow.
a pupil or former pupil of Harrow.
Origin of Harrovian
1860-65; < New Latin Harrovi(a) Harrow + -an Unabridged
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  • On this occasion the nine-year old Harrovian, attended by his brother George, tat.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • John, inordinately grateful at this recognition of himself as an Harrovian, forgave the gibe.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Dr. Parr's judgement in this case might be somewhat influenced by his prepossessions as an Harrovian.

  • Cæsar's governor seemed to know what every Harrovian had done worth the doing.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The Head Master was not an Harrovian, and on that account was the better able to perceive time-honoured abuses.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • In the following year our Politics found a fresh vent through the establishment of The Harrovian.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography George William Erskine Russell
  • If I had not scouted old Kedge, you would be prancing about here, a Harrovian, counting the partridges.'

  • It was a judgment which wrung my Harrovian withers, but of which I could not dispute the truth.

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • "We told Silas Upham that you were an old Harrovian," began my brother.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
British Dictionary definitions for Harrovian


a person educated at Harrow School
of or concerning Harrow
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin HarrōviaHarrow + -an
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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