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

 

whimsy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɪmzi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪmzi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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 Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘caprice’): probably based on whim-wham, a whim.
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