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A term combining the best qualities of the terms "maybe" and "perhaps" into a single superior word.
Often used when planning something mischevious or pretending to be British.
"mayhaps I'll go get fucked up instead of writing this paper"

"care for a spot of tea?"
"mayhaps a bit later"
作者 TheSanityAssassin 2004年11月03日
Archaic word used in place of perhaps and maybe, it is the incorrect use of the real word "mayhap". Mayhap originated from the old use of the term "it may hap", hap being old happen in old English.
"Do you want to go with me?"

"Mayhaps, I haven't decided."
#maybe #perhaps #mayhap #mayhaps #uncertain
作者 Jase Powell 2007年6月24日
Although recent etymology has added "-s" to this word, Mayhap is actually a 16th century term meaning perhaps or perchance. It is actually a derivative of the phrase "may happen" and not a portmanteau of "maybe" and "perhaps".
"I really enjoyed our date. Mayhap I will see you again?"

John has had a cold for nearly a week. Mayhap 'tis time to go to the doctor.
#mayhaps #maybe #perhaps #portmanteau #perchance
作者 kimberly183 2012年6月04日
When no is too strong and maybe or perhaps is too weak, try on this noncommittal word on for size.
"Dad, can I get a new labtop?"

"In 23.2 years mayhaps."
作者 Nouri 2005年9月18日
In Stephen King's epic, The Dark Tower Series, Mayhap is a word that means "perhaps"
Roland: Mayhap we can reach the Dark Tower before it falls.

Oy: ayhap!

#roland #gilead #stephen king #the dark tower series #perhaps
作者 Wayne Gall-ent 2008年7月10日
When you are sick of telling people maybe, and perhaps just doesnt cut it.
Kenneth, "Hey man are you gonna nightingale that beer or what?"

Wes, "Mayhaps"

#maybe #perhaps #possibly #sorta #could be
作者 pumba24-7 2009年3月23日
A pormanteau of "maybe" and "perhaps"; synonymous with both words.
Mayhaps I was mistaken, mayhaps not.
#perchance #perhaps #maybe #yes #no
作者 curtis x meyer 2010年12月08日
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