A fun, light-hearted movie about fairies is an example of something that would be described as having whimsy.
- Archaic an odd or sudden fancy; whim
- curious, quaint, or fanciful humor: poems full of whimsy
- something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
Origin of whimsyprobably from whim-wham
nounpl. whim·sies, also whim·seys
- An unusual, unexpected, or fanciful idea; a whim.
- Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor: stories full of whimsy.
Origin of whimsyProbably from whim-wham fanciful object
(usually uncountable, plural whimsies)
- A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
- The whimsies of poets and painters. "” Ray.
- Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. "” Swift.
- Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. "” Bancroft.
- An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.
- (mining) A whim.
(third-person singular simple present whimsies, present participle whimsying, simple past and past participle whimsied)
- To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.