mayhap

[ mey-hap, mey-hap ]
/ ˌmeɪˈhæp, ˈmeɪˌhæp /

adverb Archaic.

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Origin of mayhap

First recorded in 1530–40; short for it may hap
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British Dictionary definitions for mayhap

mayhap
/ (ˈmeɪˌhæp) /

adverb

an archaic word for perhaps

Word Origin for mayhap

C16: shortened from it may hap
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