chancy

[ chan-see, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn si, ˈtʃɑn- /

adjective, chanc·i·er, chanc·i·est.

uncertain, hazardous, or risky.
random; haphazard; subject to chance.
Chiefly Scot. lucky1.

Origin of chancy

First recorded in 1505–15; chance + -y1

Related forms

chanc·i·ness, noun
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chancy

chancey

/ (ˈtʃɑːnsɪ) /

adjective chancier or chanciest

informal of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky

Derived Forms

chancily, adverbchanciness, noun
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