Definition of mayhem in English:

mayhem

Syllabification: may·hem
Pronunciation: /ˈmāˌhem
 
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noun

Origin

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

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