I need a word for when an event or situation that is very unlikely to happen, happens. For example, let's say the nerdy kid in school, who is an outcast with no friends, dates the popular girl in school. From a stereotypical view point, the likely hood of a "nerd" to date the popular girl in school is very unlikey, but what if it did happen? Is there a word for this type of scenario?

  • Please show us a sample sentence or two that would show how you're hoping to use the word. // If it's good: serendipitous(ly). Maybe tail of the distribution. – aparente001 Nov 4 '19 at 6:13
  • It's something that happens once in a blue moon. – Kate Bunting Nov 4 '19 at 9:06
  • This Q isn't one of them. It has been asked here numerous times before. Search for black swan to find several examples. – Phil Sweet Nov 4 '19 at 22:53

Uncommon fits

not ordinarily encountered


Try "black swan":

black swan n
2. a phenomenon that occurs even though it had been thought to be impossible
[sense 2 from the fact all swans were thought to be white until black swans were discovered in Australia]
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