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[mey-hap, mey-hap] /ˌmeɪˈhæp, ˈmeɪˌhæp/
adverb, Archaic.
Origin of mayhap
1530-40; short for it may hap Unabridged
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  • mayhap the good doctor never thought of that old saying, that the soul shines through the face and lights it.
  • mayhap you have seen all this in the papers, little thinking who commanded the detach-ment.
British Dictionary definitions for mayhap


an archaic word for perhaps
Word Origin
C16: shortened from it may hap
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Word Origin and History for mayhap

1530s, from phrase (it) may hap.

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