happening by coincidence, accidentally and unintended
By happenstance, my mom and my dad were both shopping for each other's gift in the same store.
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/ˈhæpənˌstæns/ Show Spelled Pronunciation hap-uhn-stans

–noun
the standing position one is in when happening, or ejaculating.

(one's happenstance is usually unique to oneself)

See happen.
Alex: "So bromeo, how'd last night go?"
Christian: "Well, I happened upon this girl, right?"
Alex: "Right."
Christian: "But this was no simple happenstance. I had my hands on my hips and my pelvis thrusted forward like I had conquered the huns."
Alex: "I'm so proud..."
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When something happens that makes you say.. FUCK.
(cops show up)
Well this is a happenstance.... FUCK
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Some thing that happens I.e event/plan
That happenstance was unusal
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When shont gets pulled.
I was going to go to Fairfield, but at the last second I decided to just yell happenstance.
by Mark F January 24, 2004

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