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happen-so

[hap-uh n-soh]
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. chance; happenstance; accident: Meeting you today was pure happen-so.

Origin of happen-so

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for happen-so

Historical Examples

  • "This ain't no happen-so, Mr. Lidgerwood," he said, when he got up.

    The Taming of Red Butte Western

    Francis Lynde

  • A feeling of superstition came stealing over me and daring me to say that this was only a happen-so.

    At the Age of Eve

    Kate Trimble Sharber