Definition of mayhem in English:

mayhem

Line breaks: may¦hem
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪhɛm
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

early 16th century: from Old French mayhem (see maim). The sense 'disorder' (originally US) dates from the late 19th century.

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