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uncertain, hazardous, or risky.
random; haphazard; subject to chance.
Chiefly Scot. lucky1 .
adjective chancier, chanciest
(informal) of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky

1510s, “lucky, foreboding good fortune,” from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “uncertain, subject to risk” is recorded from 1860. The possible sense “full of opportunity” seems to have been used regularly only in cricket (1875).


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