happen-so

[ hap-uh n-soh ]
/ ˈhæp ənˌsoʊ /
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.

chance; happenstance; accident: Meeting you today was pure happen-so.

Origin of happen-so

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for happen-so

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

  • 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