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whimsy

noun whim·sy \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

Simple Definition of whimsy

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

Full Definition of whimsy

plural whimsies also whimseys

  1. 1 :  whim, caprice

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being whimsical or fanciful <the designer's new line showed a touch of whimsy>

  3. 3 :  a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art

Examples of whimsy

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

  2. a bit of decorative whimsy



Variants of whimsy

also whim·sey play \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

Origin of whimsy

irregular from whim-wham


First Known Use: 1605

Rhymes with whimsy



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