Definitions

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  • adv. maybe, perhaps, possibly, perchance

Etymologies

A misconstruction of mayhap after maybe and perhaps. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OH MY GOD YOU HAVE FOR A WHILE!! "and i was like" mayhaps "and she was like" OH MY GOD! "and then me and lindsay were going to the corner store for slurpees and jared and trevor were both at the gas station, and trevor was like, hinting to lindsay and she like gave thumbs up and he was like" ALRIGHT! "and now i'm scared.ahhahaha. ohhhh wow.

    fuckshithell

  • Manthar’s Note: “Now that you’ve suffered only a direct page of Ajra’s meanderings, mayhaps you’ll trust Manthar when he tells you that you only want the relevant information, not the direct sources from which this lore comes, hm?

    The Codex Continual » Manthar’s Notes: Kharndam Calendars (Part I)

  • I guess i have strange sense of humor ... or mayhaps my "humor" is a PFD to keep me from drowning in a sea of blatant stupidity.

    What's Wrong with this Picture?

  • PERIOD. I guess according to the disenters i should have sat and watched this idiot put one 50 cal HP down range within 5 yards of where my buds are changing targets!?! or mayhaps sat and listened to his pathetic excuses and then allowed him to continue on with UNSAFE ways to kill someones else later?!?!

    Accidental Discharge

  • Or he's mayhaps expecting a mid-life growth spurt?

    Brad Pitt's leather pants: Fashionably frumpy?

  • Janice Dickinson: The self-proclaimed "first supermodel" is seeking help for addictions to shopping, plastic surgery and prescription drugs and, mayhaps, reality shows?.

    'Celebrity Rehab 4': Jeremy London, Rachel Uchitel, Eric Roberts try to sober up

  • Doesn't mean you are any of those things in real life, but the better writer you are, the more likely it is that people are going to wonder if you mayhaps have more experience in these arenas than you are letting on.

    Writer's Risk

  • One of the new ProTour teams doing a bit of curation mayhaps......

    Brazen Schemes: RTMS and Sympathy

  • McCain looks like a Batman villain work-in-progress (the Maverick, mayhaps?)

    Huckabee Wins Kansas Caucuses In A Blowout

  • Its looking better and better guys … got MORE happening now, giveaways, sponsors mayhaps, freebies, gifts, food, and MAYBE Wii on a huge screen.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - The Spiderman III Opening…EL Style

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  • ive never seen this word used anywhere,until wordnik. I have used it for years, as it came from my head. A combo of maybe and perhaps, nothing mysterious, only word-play.

    June 12, 2009

  • Oh yeah, this is a real word, except it's supposed to be mayhap - see Wikipedia. This is interesting to me as I'd only ever seen/heard it as "mayhaps". As in, "Mayhaps we'll meet again someday." Guess I was listening to illiterates!

    September 27, 2007

  • But then it is no longer a sniglet, right?

    August 16, 2007

  • It's only twice as good for being antiquated, that's all.

    August 16, 2007

  • How is this different than might?

    August 16, 2007

  • A sniglet of dubious value, but I cannot help myself.

    August 15, 2007