: a whimsical object or device especially of ornament or dress
: fancy, whim
whim-whams plural : jitters

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whim-wham was in 1500

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“Whim-wham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whim-wham. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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