named after a mythical irishman, usually means "if anything can go wrong-it will". FATE
I thought i could get away with killing my wife,but murphys law got me!
by charles r. mckinney June 16, 2006

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I have seen it quoted in this manner: "If there are two or more ways to do something and one of those results in a catastrophe, then someone will do it that way." It is more a psychological law than a superstition then.
by Thermaland October 31, 2003

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when something ironically goes wrong.
examples of Murphy's Law:
1: "the one day you forget to brush your teeth, it's picture day at school!!"

2: "the one time that you make me a pom-pom bow to put in my shoe, i have to dance! darn that murphy, he never takes a day off..."
by ashley!!!!!!!!! September 20, 2008

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What can go wrong, will go wrong.
If you drop buttered toast, it will always land butter side down... Murphy's Law
by Dalby's fan December 02, 2009

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Definition: If anything can skrew you over, it will.
ex, my computer shut off a moment before I saved all my work.
by Erin August 29, 2004

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The secret of the universe: The Universe is intrinsically dystopic.
During a workshop on "Murphy's Law", the shit hit the fan.
by Kerb November 29, 2004

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The law that Eddie Murphy will never again be funny until he goes back to Saturday Night Live. The good one, from the nineties. Start working on that time machine, Mr. Ed.
MR. ROBINSON'S NEIGHBORHOOD
"I spent the day/ making a friend/ for life/ too bad/ i was making it with/ the land lord's wife

Others:

WHITE LIKE ME
BUCKWHEAT SINGS
BUCKWHEAT GETS SHOT
BUCKWHEAT DIES
by Radioman December 02, 2003

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