Definition of vagaries noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈveɪɡəriz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveɪɡəriz//
[plural] (formal)
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changes in somebody/something that are difficult to predict or control All farmers are exposed to the vagaries of the weather. Their wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market. Word Originlate 16th cent. (also as a verb in the sense ‘roam’): from Latin vagari ‘wander’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vagaries