vagary


va·ga·ry

noun \ˈvā-gə-rē; və-ˈger-ē, vā-; also ˈva-gə-rē\
plural va·ga·ries

Definition of VAGARY

:  an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action, or notion

Examples of VAGARY

  1. <the vagaries of a rather eccentric, elderly lady>

Origin of VAGARY

probably from Latin vagari to wander, from vagus wandering
First Known Use: 1579

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