- The definition of a mishap is a minor problem or something that goes wrong.
When you spill milk all over yourself, this is an example of a mishap.
- an unlucky or unfortunate accident
- Now Rare bad luck; misfortune
Origin: Middle English (see mis- and amp; hap), probably after Old French mescheance, mischance
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- Bad luck.
- An unfortunate accident.