EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English mishap, myshappe, myssehappe, equivalent to mis- +‎ hap.

PronunciationEdit

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɪshæp/
  • (file)

NounEdit

mishap (plural mishaps)

  1. An accident, mistake, or problem.
    Since the mishap with the banana peel, he watches his step.
  2. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English mishappen, equivalent to mis- +‎ hap.

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /mɪsˈhæp/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

mishap (third-person singular simple present mishaps, present participle mishapping, simple past and past participle mishapped)

  1. (archaic) To happen through misfortune; to mishappen.

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