Do you think that “mayhem” is a synonym for “chaos” and “disorder?”
If you do, you’d be incorrect.
According to Merriam-Webster, Mayhem is a noun that means:
a : willful and permanent deprivation of a bodily member resulting in the impairment of a person’s fighting ability
b : willful and permanent crippling, mutilation, or disfigurement of any part of the body
: needless or willful damage or violence
Mayhem is also a criminal act like assault or murder. To commit mayhem is to intentionally remove a body part, thereby handicapping another human being (Example).
And that’s your fun fact of the day.