Definitions for whimsyˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whim•syˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm-(n.)(pl.)-sies or -seys.

or whim•sey

  1. capricious humor; playful expression:

    a comedy with an air of whimsy.

  2. an odd or fanciful notion.

  3. anything playful or fanciful, as an artistic creation.

Origin of whimsy:

1595–1605; whim (-wham ) + -sy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, whimsey, capriciousness(noun)

    the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

    "I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"


  1. whimsy(Noun)

    A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.

  2. whimsy(Noun)

    An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.

  3. whimsy(Noun)

    A whim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whimsy(noun)

    a whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit

  2. Whimsy(noun)

    a whim

  3. Whimsy(noun)

    a whimsey


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