- 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
Said the mother: Yea, mayhappen, yet but as a bird with a string to its leg.
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
Ah, art thou, mayhappen, a traitor and a liar like to those former kin of thine?