• IPA: /ˈmɪs.hæp/

mishap (plural mishaps)

  1. An accident, mistake, or problem.
    Since the mishap with the banana peel, he watches his step.
    • 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 8, in Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219 ↗:
      He had come straight up without mishap or swerving off his course, and his shut teeth unlocked.
  2. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
    • circa 1593 William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act I, Scene 1,
      Rome’s readiest champions, repose you here in rest,
      Secure from worldly chances and mishaps!
Translations Verb

mishap (mishaps, present participle mishapping; past and past participle mishapped)

  1. (archaic) To happen through misfortune; to mishappen.

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