: a capricious or eccentric and often sudden idea or turn of the mind : fancy <quit his job on a whim>
: a large capstan that is made with one or more radiating arms to which a horse may be yoked and that is used in mines for raising ore or water
Examples of WHIM
- It's hard to predict voters' whims.
- <on a whim, we stopped at the roadside stand to get ice cream>
Origin of WHIM
short for whim-wham
First Known Use: 1686
Related to WHIM
- bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey), bee in one's bonnet
Rhymes with WHIM
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