Definition of whim
- quit his job on a whim
It's hard to predict voters' whims.
on a whim, we stopped at the roadside stand to get ice cream
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First Known Use: 1686See Words from the same year
: a sudden wish, desire, decision, etc.
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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