whimsy-whamsy

noun
whim·​sy-wham·​sy | \ -ˈ(h)wamzē\
plural -es

Definition of whimsy-whamsy

: whim-wham gremlins are … supposed to cause trouble such as engine failure in airplanes, a curious piece of whimsy-whamsy— Henry Alexander the theme of displaced war orphans … becomes here, in spite of shrewd descriptive touches, plain whimsy-whamsy— Sarah Campion

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