July 19, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
mishap /mɪsˌhæp// noun
mishap
/mɪsˌhæp//
noun

plural mishaps

The woman had a mishap with her coffee.
The woman had a mishap with her coffee.
Learner's definition of MISHAP

1 : a small mistake or amount of bad luck

[count]

  • We experienced the usual mishaps of a family vacation.

[noncount]

  • The ceremony proceeded without mishap.

2 [count] : an unlucky accident or mistake

  • The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.

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