happenstance


hap·pen·stance

noun \ˈha-pən-ˌstan(t)s, ˈha-pəm-\

: something that happens by chance

Full Definition of HAPPENSTANCE

:  a circumstance especially that is due to chance
hap·pen·stance adjective

Examples of HAPPENSTANCE

  1. Our meeting was pure happenstance.
  2. We met each other by happenstance.
  3. It was an agreeable happenstance that we met.

Origin of HAPPENSTANCE

happen + circumstance
First Known Use: 1897

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