- Whimsy is something fanciful or unusual in a fun way.
A fun, light-hearted movie about fairies is an example of something that would be described as having whimsy.
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.