adjective wan·chancy \wänˈchan(t)sē\

Definition of wanchancy

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  ill-fated, mischievous the wanchancy bullet maun have weakened his chest — John Buchan; also :  uncanny, weird

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Origin and Etymology of wanchancy

Scots wanchance misfortune (from wan- deficient, mis-—from Middle English—+ chance) + -y — more at wanton

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a trip made at another's expense

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