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wanchancy

/wɒnˈtʃænsɪ/
adjective (Scot)
1.
unlucky
2.
dangerous; risky
3.
uncanny; eerie
Compare unchancy
Word Origin
C18: from wanchance ill luck, from wan- prefix expressing negation or privation + chance
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  • The wanchancy bullet maun have weakened his chest, nae doot.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • And then the ae boat set aff for North Berwick, an' the tither lay whaur it was and watched the wanchancy thing on the braeside.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson

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