mischance

[ mis-chans, -chahns ]
/ mɪsˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns /

noun

a mishap or misfortune.

Nearby words

  1. miscellanea,
  2. miscellaneous,
  3. miscellanist,
  4. miscellany,
  5. misch metal,
  6. mischanter,
  7. mischief,
  8. mischief night,
  9. mischief-maker,
  10. mischievous

Origin of mischance

1250–1300; mis-1 + chance; replacing Middle English mescheance < Old French

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British Dictionary definitions for mischance

mischance

/ (mɪsˈtʃɑːns) /

noun

bad luck
a stroke of bad luck
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Word Origin and History for mischance
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