One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: unlucky; unfortunate (chiefly Scottish and Irish English). Now usually: subject to (mis)chance; risky, dubious.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Gavin Douglas (c1476–1522), poet and bishop of Dunkeld. From mischance + -y.
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