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whimsy ‎(usually uncountable, plural whimsies)

  1. 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.
  2. An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.
  3. (mining) A whim.



whimsy ‎(third-person singular simple present whimsies, present participle whimsying, simple past and past participle whimsied)

  1. (transitive) To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
    • J. Fletcher
      To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth.