Pronounced: PAB-yuh-luhm, noun
Notes: Not at all what I thought
The word happenchance means, as a noun, “a chance occurrence”. As an adjective, it means “resulting from chance”
Our word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
I’ve never run across this word; I do now the word happenstance; our word is an alteration of that word; a blend of happening and circumstance.