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unchancy

[ uhn-chan-see, -chahn- ]
/ ʌnˈtʃæn si, -ˈtʃɑn- /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.

unlucky.

Nearby words

uncertainty, uncertainty principle, uncertificated share, unchain, unchallenged, unchancy, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, uncharacteristic, uncharge

Origin of unchancy

First recorded in 1525–35; un-1 + chancy
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unchancy

/ (ʌnˈtʃɑːnsɪ) /

adjective

Scot unlucky, ill-omened, or dangerousCompare wanchancy
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