Definitions for vagaryvəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
va•gar•yvəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri(n.)(pl.)-gar•ies.
an unpredictable, capricious, or erratic action, occurrence, or course.
a whimsical, or unusual idea or notion.
Origin of vagary:
1620–30; appar. < L vagārī to wander
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
"the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
An erratic notion or action.
An impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice.
Origin: Latin vagus (wandering)
a wandering or strolling
hence, a wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose