whim·sey /ˈhwɪmzi, ˈwɪm-/
Whim·sey, Whimsy n.; pl. Whimseys or Whimsies
1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. “The whimsies of poets and painters.”
Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. --Swift.
Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. --Bancroft.
2. Mining A whim.
Whim·sey, v. t. To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze. [R.]
To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth. --J. Fletcher.
n 1: 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" [syn: notion, whim, whimsy]
2: 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" [syn: flightiness,
arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, capriciousness]