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[mis-hap, mis-hap] /ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp/

an unfortunate accident.
an unfortunate accident
bad luck

early 14c., “bad luck, unlucky accident,” from mis- (1) “bad” + hap “luck.” Probably on analogy of Old French meschance (see mischance (n.)).

An early system on the IBM 1130.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].


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