Whimsy meaning

wĭmzē, hwĭm-
An unusual, unexpected, or fanciful idea; a whim.
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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.

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Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor.

Stories full of whimsy.

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Curious, quaint, or fanciful humor.

Poems full of whimsy.

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Something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
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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.

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(mining) A whim.
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To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
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(archaic) An odd or sudden fancy; whim.
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Origin of whimsy

  • Probably from whim-wham fanciful object

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition