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happen-so

[hap-uh n-soh] /ˈhæp ənˌsoʊ/
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
chance; happenstance; accident:
Meeting you today was pure happen-so.
Origin of happen-so
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • "This ain't no happen-so, Mr. Lidgerwood," he said, when he got up.

  • A feeling of superstition came stealing over me and daring me to say that this was only a happen-so.

    At the Age of Eve Kate Trimble Sharber

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