[ ak-si-duhnt-prohn ]
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  1. tending to have more accidents or mishaps than the average person.

Origin of accident-prone

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby accident-prone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use accident-prone in a sentence

  • As the report puts it, the whole rescue program could be “accident prone.”

    Greek Bailout Deal: A Sad Fairy Tale | Christopher Dickey | February 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Maybe one person who was not accident prone could make the difference.

    The Last Straw | William J. Smith
  • It took my most delicate judgment to avoid fatal injury but I managed to document the world's first known accident prone inducer.

  • Wims is an individual who can make an accident prone of anyone who threatens his well being and survival.

  • Well, Mr. Spencer had me worried because I didn't know if the mushrooms qualified him as accident prone.

    The Last Straw | William J. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for accident-prone


  1. more liable than most people to be involved in accidents

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