whigmaleerie

noun
whig·​ma·​lee·​rie | \ ˌ(h)wig-mə-ˈlir-ē How to pronounce whigmaleerie (audio) \

Definition of whigmaleerie

1 chiefly Scotland : whim
2 chiefly Scotland : an odd or fanciful contrivance : gimcrack

First Known Use of whigmaleerie

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for whigmaleerie

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“Whigmaleerie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whigmaleerie. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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