What is the word for very small bad luck or mishap or accident? An example would be like when you get a gravy stain on your shirt while having breakfast. Another example could be, a funny and awkward, you accidentally farted in public. Or maybe your phone crashed when you needed it or the cap/lid accidently falls off and you ended ruining you dish with awful amount of salt.

I had a _________ today when I accidentally spilled coffee over me.

  • Can you please add an example sentence to the post with a blank for the word you are looking for? Also, what research have you done? Google searches, thesaurus looking, etc? – Hank Mar 7 '17 at 15:07
  • @Hank I did search on web, but didn't find anything without adjective. – old-monk Mar 7 '17 at 15:13
  • Add that information to the post. Add that you google searched but could only find adjectives and you need a noun with an adjective. Also, what is wrong with "mishap" or "accident"? – Hank Mar 7 '17 at 15:14
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    I'd say mishap, which you mention in your question, fits pretty well. – Mari-Lou A Mar 7 '17 at 15:24
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    I often use hiccup. – TsSkTo Mar 7 '17 at 17:55

Perhaps, hitch fits here.

I had a hitch today when I accidentally spilled coffee over myself.


a problem that is not very serious
The airplane was delayed because of a last-minute hitch.

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