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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.
by kimberly183 June 04, 2012
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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It’s like maybe and perhaps but better
Chris: Liz do you know if there’s any chemistry homework
Liz: Mayhaps
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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"
by TheSanityAssassin November 03, 2004
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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."
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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."
by Nouri September 18, 2005
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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!

by Wayne Gall-ent July 10, 2008
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