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

     

    whirligig

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːliɡɪɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrliɡɪɡ//
     
     
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  1. 1something that is very active and always changing the whirligig of fashion
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a merry-go-round at a fairground for children to ride on
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from whirl + obsolete gig ‘whipping top’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whirligig