accident-prone

adjective
ac·​ci·​dent-prone | \ ˈak-sə-dənt-ˌprōn How to pronounce accident-prone (audio) , -ˌdent-, ˈaks-dənt- \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accident-prone. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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accident-prone

adjective
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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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