harpic

Definition

Slang

  • adjective crazy, deranged. A pun which was popular for instance among schoolchildren in the 1960s. The person so described was ‘clean round the bend’, from the slogan of the Harpic toilet cleaning preparation which claimed in a TV advertisement to ‘clean round the hidden bend’. The word was used on Whacko!, a parody of public-school life starring the late jimmy Edwards.
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