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whim-wham - Word of the Day - Wed Jun 14, 2023




whim-wham -  (noun) - 1: a whimsical object or device; especially of ornament or dress; 2: fancy, whim; 3: plural - jitters

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Kilts feature a few whim-wham objects that give me the whim-whams.


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The word whim-wham (also spelled whimwham) is an Old English word (circa 1640s to 1690s) and defined as a fanciful object or a trivial and frivolous thing.  It can also mean caprice, fancy, or a sudden turn or inclination of the mind, as well as nervousness or jitters.  

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