[hap-uh-ning] /ˈhæp ə nɪŋ/
something that ; occurrence; event.
an unconventional dramatic or artistically orchestrated performance, often a series of discontinuous events involving audience participation.
any event considered worthwhile, unusual, or interesting.
an occurrence; event
an improvised or spontaneous display or performance consisting of bizarre and haphazard events
(informal) fashionable and up-to-the-minute
mid-15c., “chance, luck,” from present participle of happen; meaning “occurrence” is 1550s. Sense of “spontaneous event or display” is from 1959 in the argot of artists. Happenings “events” was noted by Fowler as a vogue word from c.1905.
Narcotics; junk (1950s+ Narcotics)
An event: the concert was a happening (1980s+ Students)
[hap-uh n] /ˈhæp ən/ verb (used without object) 1. to take place; come to pass; occur: Something interesting is always happening in New York. 2. to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design: Don’t ask me what caused it—it just happened, that’s all. 3. to have the fortune or lot (to […]
[hap-uh n-soh] /ˈhæp ənˌsoʊ/ noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. chance; happenstance; accident: Meeting you today was pure happen-so.
[hap-uh n-stans] /ˈhæp ənˌstæns/ noun 1. a chance or event. /ˈhæpənˌstæns/ noun 1. chance 2. a chance occurrence n. 1897, from happening + ending from circumstance.
[hang-kee-pang-kee] /ˈhæŋ kiˈpæŋ ki/ noun, Informal. 1. unethical behavior; deceit: When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going on. 2. illicit sexual relations. /ˈhæŋkɪˈpæŋkɪ/ noun (informal) 1. dubious or suspicious behaviour 2. foolish behaviour or talk 3. illicit sexual relations n. also hanky panky, 1841, […]