accident-prone

adjective

Definition of accident-prone 

1 : having a greater than average number of accidents

2 : having personality traits that predispose to accidents

First Known Use of accident-prone

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of accident-prone was in 1926

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accident-prone

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of accident-prone

: tending to have many accidents

accident-prone

adjective

Medical Definition of accident-prone 

1 : having a greater than average number of accidents

2 : having personality traits that predispose to accidents accident-prone individuals

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