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mishap

[ mis-hap, mis-hap ]
/ ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp /
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noun

an unfortunate accident.

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Origin of mishap

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at mis-1, hap1
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British Dictionary definitions for mishap

mishap
/ (ˈmɪshæp) /

noun

an unfortunate accident
bad luck
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