A play on maybe. Sometimes mayhaps, then a play on perhaps as well as maybe.

Mayhap I will go to the dance later.

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  • Mayhap — May hap, adv. Perhaps; peradventure. [Prov. or Dialectic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayhap — 1530s, from phrase (it) may HAP (Cf. hap) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mayhap — [mā hap′, mā′hap΄] adv. [< ( it) may hap(pen)] Archaic perhaps; maybe: also mayhappen …   English World dictionary

  • mayhap — adverb maybe, perhaps, possibly, perchance: Mayhap we met at the store last week …   Wiktionary

  • mayhap — /ˈmeɪhæp/ (say mayhap), /meɪˈhæp/ (say may hap) adverb Archaic perhaps. {shortened form of it may hap} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mayhap — adverb Etymology: from the phrase may hap Date: circa 1531 perhaps …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mayhap — /may hap , may hap /, adv. Archaic. perhaps. [1530 40; short for it may hap] * * * …   Universalium

  • mayhap — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Possibly but not certainly: maybe, perchance, perhaps. See CERTAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • mayhap — may|hap [ meı,hæp ] adverb an old word meaning perhaps …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mayhap — perhaps Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

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