Definitions for whimʰwɪm, wɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whimʰwɪm, wɪm(n.)

  1. a capricious notion; fancy:

    a party thrown on a whim.

  2. capricious humor.

Origin of whim:

1635–45; short for ME whim-wham, gradational compound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caprice, impulse, whim(noun)

    a sudden desire

    "he bought it on an impulse"

  2. 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

  1. whim(noun)ʰwɪm, wɪm

    a sudden desire

    We decided to take the ferry on a whim.


  1. whim(Noun)

    A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea

  2. whim(Noun)

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whim(noun)

    the European widgeon

  2. Whim(noun)

    a sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice

  3. Whim(noun)

    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

  4. Whim(verb)

    to be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish

Editors Contribution

  1. Whim

    An impulsive thought to do something without any rationale or excuse,usually where buying goods are concerned.

    I did it on a whim!


  1. WLKW

    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.

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