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mayhappen

[mey-hap-uh n]
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adverb Archaic.
  1. perhaps; mayhap.

Origin of mayhappen

First recorded in 1520–30; short for it may happen
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Examples from the Web for mayhappen

Historical Examples

  • Said the mother: Yea, mayhappen, yet but as a bird with a string to its leg.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

    William Morris

  • So she said: Mayhappen he hath gone back to the Castle of the Quest?

  • But she said: Mayhappen we shall lie together then, as here to-night we shall lie.

  • "Mayhappen thou shalt fare a long way to-day," muttered Simon.

    Child Christopher

    William Morris

  • Ah, art thou, mayhappen, a traitor and a liar like to those former kin of thine?


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