Simple Definition of mishap
: a small mistake or amount of bad luck
: an unlucky accident or mistake
Full Definition of mishap
1 : an unfortunate accident
2 : bad luck : misfortune
Examples of mishap
We experienced the usual mishaps of a family vacation.
The ceremony proceeded without mishap.
The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.
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Rhymes with mishap
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MISHAP Defined for Kids
Definition of mishap
: an unfortunate accident
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