Green’s Dictionary of Slang

’Arry/’Arriet n.

[popular proper name]

1. [late 19C–1920s] the generic Cockney man or woman .

2. attrib. use of sense 1.

In derivatives

’Arrydom (n.)

the world of the typical Cockney costermonger.

’Arryism (n.) (also ’Arrietism)

[late 19C] vulgar behaviour.

’Arryish (adj.)

typical of a coster.

In compounds

’Arry’s worrier (n.)

a concertina.