Origin of mayhem
Examples from the Web for mayhem
Trevor Austin, CEO of Finna Rage, denied responsibility for the mayhem in Keene.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ex-MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller live-tweeted a standoff with police over domestic violence charges.The MMA Fighters Have Gone Crazy: ‘Mayhem’ Miller the Latest in a Long Line of Psycho Pugilists|Robert Silverman|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rwanda and Ethiopia, symbols in the past of death and mayhem, are now among the fastest-growing economies in the world.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course there was mayhem there; the whole fight was delayed.The Gonzo Artist: Behind Ralph Steadman’s Most Famous Work|Alex Suskind|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Come with me through 117 pages of euphemisms, bureaucracy, and mayhem.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys|P. J. O’Rourke|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It did not seem possible, Mayhem thought now, that a mistake could be made.
Its funny, weve been working with Mayhem all these years and we never even met the guy.
They went a hundred yards, Mayhem gripping the blaster and advancing by sheer effort of will.
The killings and house-burnings of an earlier day became the appeals of mayhem and arson.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
There was no way, Mayhem knew, of making extensive repairs on Pluto.
Word Origin for mayhem
late 15c., from Anglo-French maihem (13c.), from Old French mahaigne "injury, wrong, a hurt, harm, damage;" related to mahaignier "to injure, wound, mutilate, cripple" (see maim). Originally, in law, the crime of maiming a person "to make him less able to defend himself or annoy his adversary" [OED].