A term combining the best qualities of the terms "maybe" and "perhaps" into a single superior word.
Often used when planning something mischevious or pretending to be British.
"mayhaps I'll go get fucked up instead of writing this paper"

"care for a spot of tea?"
"mayhaps a bit later"
بواسطة TheSanityAssassin نوفمبر 3, 2004
Archaic word used in place of perhaps and maybe, it is the incorrect use of the real word "mayhap". Mayhap originated from the old use of the term "it may hap", hap being old happen in old English.
"Do you want to go with me?"

"Mayhaps, I haven't decided."
بواسطة Jase Powell يونيو 24, 2007
When no is too strong and maybe or perhaps is too weak, try on this noncommittal word on for size.
"Dad, can I get a new labtop?"

"In 23.2 years mayhaps."
بواسطة Nouri سبتمبر 18, 2005
Although recent etymology has added "-s" to this word, Mayhap is actually a 16th century term meaning perhaps or perchance. It is actually a derivative of the phrase "may happen" and not a portmanteau of "maybe" and "perhaps".
"I really enjoyed our date. Mayhap I will see you again?"

John has had a cold for nearly a week. Mayhap 'tis time to go to the doctor.
بواسطة kimberly183 يونيو 4, 2012
When you are sick of telling people maybe, and perhaps just doesnt cut it.
Kenneth, "Hey man are you gonna nightingale that beer or what?"

Wes, "Mayhaps"

بواسطة pumba24-7 مارس 23, 2009
In Stephen King's epic, The Dark Tower Series, Mayhap is a word that means "perhaps"
Roland: Mayhap we can reach the Dark Tower before it falls.

Oy: ayhap!

بواسطة Wayne Gall-ent يوليو 10, 2008
An eloquent hybrid of "maybe" and "perhaps". It rolls off the tongue much more beautifully than its predecessors. It can sometimes imply a stern or egotistical way of playing hard to get or snubbing someone. Further it adds mystery to a situation.
Eg.

Boy: "Shall I see you again?"
Girl: *smirks* "Mayhaps."
بواسطة irritum اكتوبر 23, 2012

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