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



BrE BrE//ˈwɪmzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmzi//
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a way of thinking or behaving, or a style of doing something that is unusual and not serious, in a way that is either amusing or annoying Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘caprice’): probably based on whim-wham, a whim.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whimsy