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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: hap ( HAPPY) + hazard

haphazard

adjective
     
hap‧haz‧ard
happening or done in a way that is not planned or organized
a haphazard way/manner/fashion
I continued my studies in a rather haphazard way.
Educational provision in the country is haphazard.
haphazardly adverb:
bushes growing haphazardly here and there

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