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happening

[hap-uh-ning] /ˈhæp ə nɪŋ/
noun
1.
something that happens; occurrence; event.
2.
an unconventional dramatic or artistically orchestrated performance, often a series of discontinuous events involving audience participation.
3.
any event considered worthwhile, unusual, or interesting.
Origin of happening
1545-1555
1545-55; 1965-70 for def 2; happen + -ing1
Synonyms
1. incident, episode, instance, affair, case.
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happening

/ˈhæpənɪŋ; ˈhæpnɪŋ/
noun
1.
an occurrence; event
2.
an improvised or spontaneous display or performance consisting of bizarre and haphazard events
adjective
3.
(informal) fashionable and up-to-the-minute
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Word Origin and History for happenings

happening

n.

mid-15c., "chance, luck," from present participle of happen; meaning "occurrence" is 1550s. Sense of "spontaneous event or display" is from 1959 in the argot of artists. Happenings "events" was noted by Fowler as a vogue word from c.1905.

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Slang definitions & phrases for happenings

happenings

noun

Narcotics; junk (1950s+ Narcotics)


happening

adjective
  1. Up-to-date and desirable; chic; cool, hip, with it: That dress is definitely happening; you look great/ This music is happening
  2. Lively; vibrant: It's a way happening town
noun

An event: the concert was a happening (1980s+ Students)


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