Definitions for whimʰwɪm, wɪm
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word whim
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a capricious notion; fancy:
a party thrown on a whim.
Origin of whim:
1635–45; short for ME whim-wham, gradational compound
caprice, impulse, whim(noun)
a sudden desire
"he bought it on an impulse"
notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey(noun)
an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
"the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sudden desire
We decided to take the ferry on a whim.
A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea
A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
the European widgeon
a sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice
a large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes; -- called also whim gin, and whimsey
to be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish
An impulsive thought to do something without any rationale or excuse,usually where buying goods are concerned.
I did it on a whim!
WLKW is a radio station licensed to West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA. The station is the ESPN Radio affiliate for Rhode Island and is owned by Hall Communications. WLKW was an affiliate of the Pawsox Radio Network until 2009.
Translations for whim
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden desire or change of mind
I am tired of that child's whims.
- caprichoPortuguese (BR)
- die GrilleGerman
- indfald; påfundDanish
- παραξενιά, καπρίτσιοGreek
- tuju, kapriisEstonian
- hir, nušicaCroatian
- 일시적 기분Korean
- kaprīze; untumsLatvian
- kerenah; gerak hatiMalay
- lune, nykke, påfunnNorwegian
- infall, nyckSwedish
- ความคิดเพ้อฝัน; ความคิดเเปลกประหลาด; ความต้องการแปลก ๆThai
- kapris, geçici istekTurkish
- 一時興起，突然改變心意Chinese (Trad.)
- примха; забаганкаUkrainian
- خیال جو اچانک آ جاءےUrdu
- ý chợt nảy raVietnamese
- 一闪念，怪念头Chinese (Simp.)
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