Meaning of 'Arriet in English:



informal, humorous, derogatory, rare, historical British
  • (The type of) a boisterous or jovial young Cockney woman, typically the notional wife or girlfriend of 'Arry.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Saturday Review. Representing a Cockney pronunciation of Harriet, pet form of the female forename Henriette, used in this sense as a female counterpart of 'Arry.