whigmaleerie

noun

whig·​ma·​lee·​rie ˌ(h)wig-mə-ˈlir-ē How to pronounce whigmaleerie (audio)
1
chiefly Scotland : whim
2
chiefly Scotland : an odd or fanciful contrivance : gimcrack

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whigmaleerie was in 1730

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“Whigmaleerie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whigmaleerie. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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