noun \ˈmis-ˌhap, mis-ˈ\

: a small mistake or amount of bad luck

: an unlucky accident or mistake

Full Definition of MISHAP

:  an unfortunate accident
:  bad luck :  misfortune

Examples of MISHAP

  1. We experienced the usual mishaps of a family vacation.
  2. The ceremony proceeded without mishap.
  3. The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.

First Known Use of MISHAP

14th century


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