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Monday, January 12, 2009

Definitions for hapless

  1. unlucky; unfortunate

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Citations for hapless
It might explain how, on consecutive Sundays, quarterback Jay Cutler and Co. could be crushed by the hapless Oakland Raiders, only to pick up the pieces and dominate a New York Jets team that looked unbeatable. Mark Kiszla, Denver Post
Matthew Broderick has gone from playing a hapless Broadway producer in the hit musical "The Producers" to a hapless movie writer-director in the new comedy "The Last Shot," which opens Friday. Susan King, LA Times
Origin of hapless
1560-1570
by 1568, meaning "destitute of hap"