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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: mis- + hap ( HAPPY)

mishap

noun
     
mis‧hap [uncountable and countable]
a small accident or mistake that does not have very serious results:
I had a slight mishap with one of the glasses.
a series of mishaps
without mishap
Only one horse finished the course without mishap.

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