[hap-ee-nis] /ˈhæp i nɪs/
the quality or state of being .
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
1520s, “good fortune,” from happy + -ness. Meaning “pleasant and contented mental state” is from 1590s. Phrase greatest happiness for the greatest number was in Hutcheson (1725).
[hap] /hæp/ noun 1. one’s luck or lot. 2. an occurrence, happening, or accident. verb (used without object), happed, happing. 3. to happen: if it so hap. [hap, ap] /hæp, æp/ Chiefly Pennsylvania. noun 1. a comforter or quilt. verb (used with object) 2. to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt. /hæp/ […]
[hap-ee] /ˈhæp i/ adjective, happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. 3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land. 4. apt or […]
- Happy as a pig in slop
adjective phrase Very happy; euphoric: happy as a pig in slop just to be playing in the National Football League [1970s+; a euphemism for happy as a pig in shit, found by 1896]
- Happy as the day is long
Also, happy as a lark; happy as a clam (at high tide). Extremely glad, delighted, very cheerful, as in He was happy as the day is long, or When she heard the news she was happy as a lark, or Once I got the test results I was happy as a clam at high tide. […]