chanciness

[ chan-see, chahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF chanciness
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WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "lucky, foreboding good fortune," from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "uncertain, subject to risk" is recorded from 1860. The possible sense "full of opportunity" seems to have been used regularly only in cricket (1875).

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