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Webster 1913 Edition


Habnab

Hab′nab

(hăb′năb)
,
adv.
[
Hobnob
.]
By chance.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Habnab

HAB'NAB

,
adv.
[hap ne hap, let it happen or not.]
At random; by chance; without order or rule.

Definition 2022


habnab

habnab

English

Adjective

habnab (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Happening randomly.
    • ~1596, Ben Jonson, A Tale of a Tub:
      I put it
      Ev'n to your worship's bitterment, habnab;
      I shall have a chance of the dice for it.

      (As quoted in Wedgwood's Dictionary of English Etymology)

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