Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WANHAP, n. Misfortune (Sc. 1808 Jam., s.v. vanhap; Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Deriv. wanhappie, -y, unfortunate (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.). Now liter. Sc. 1826  Redesdale and Wise William in
Child Ballads No. 246 C. i.:
They hae fawn a wagering them atween At a wanhappy time.
Fif. 1827  W. Tennant Papistry 194:
[He] hid him thair Fram onie mair wanhap.
Sc. 1913  H. P. Cameron Imit. Christ i. xiii.:
Thar is nae poseetion whaur thar arena tempins or wanhap.

[O.Sc. wanhap, 1513, wanhappie, 1590, id. From Wan-, pref., + hap.]

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