Definition of haphazard adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hæpˈhæzəd//
; NAmE NAmE//hæpˈhæzərd//
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with no particular order or plan; not organized well The books had been piled on the shelves in a haphazard fashion. The government's approach to the problem was haphazard. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from hap ‘chance, luck’ + hazard.Extra examples The town had grown in a somewhat haphazard way. In the early years training was haphazard. It was the result of rather haphazard planning.
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