Definition of happenstance
: a circumstance especially that is due to chance They came together by mere happenstance.
Examples of happenstance in a sentence
Our meeting was pure happenstance.
We met each other by happenstance.
It was an agreeable happenstance that we met.
Origin and Etymology of happenstance
happen + circumstance
First Known Use: 1857
HAPPENSTANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of happenstance for English Language Learners
: something that happens by chance
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