happenstance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of happening and circumstance.

NounEdit

happenstance (plural happenstances)

  1. (countable) A chance or random event or circumstance.
  2. (uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
    by happenstance
    • 1964, Goldfinger,
      James Bond: Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.

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Last modified on 19 October 2013, at 16:46