whimsy

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noun whim·sy \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

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 in a sentence

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

  2. a bit of decorative whimsy

Variants of whimsy

less commonly

whimsey

Origin and Etymology of whimsy

irregular from whim-wham


First Known Use: 1605


WHIMSY Defined for English Language Learners

whimsy

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noun whim·sy \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\

Definition of whimsy for English Language Learners

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



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