whimmy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

whim +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʍɪmi/, /ˈwɪmi/

Adjective[edit]

whimmy (comparative more whimmy, superlative most whimmy)

  1. Full of whims; whimsical.
    • 1827, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Notes on Oxley
      The study of Rabbinical literature either finds a man whimmy or makes him so.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for whimmy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)