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adverb per·haps \pər-ˈhaps, ˈpraps\

Definition of perhaps

  1. :  possibly but not certainly :  maybe

Examples of perhaps in a sentence

  1. <perhaps we will not have to take this exam, but I doubt it>

Origin and Etymology of perhaps

per + hap


First Known Use: circa 1520


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perhaps

noun per·haps

Definition of perhaps

  1. :  something open to doubt or conjecture

1534

First Known Use of perhaps

1534


PERHAPS Defined for English Language Learners

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perhaps

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adverb per·haps \pər-ˈhaps, ˈpraps\

Definition of perhaps for English Language Learners

  • : possibly but not certainly


PERHAPS Defined for Kids

perhaps

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adverb per·haps \pər-ˈhaps\

Definition of perhaps for Students

  1. :  possibly but not certainly :  maybe <Perhaps we'll go.>



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