noun \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

: a playful or amusing quality : a sense of humor or playfulness

plural whimsies also whimseys

Full Definition of WHIMSY

:  whim, caprice
:  the quality or state of being whimsical or fanciful <the designer's new line showed a touch of whimsy>
:  a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art

Variants of WHIMSY

whim·sy also whim·sey \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

Examples of WHIMSY

  1. The designer's new line showed a touch of whimsy.
  2. a bit of decorative whimsy

Origin of WHIMSY

irregular from whim-wham
First Known Use: 1605

Rhymes with WHIMSY


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