noun, plural va·gar·ies.
Origin of vagary
Examples from the Web for vagary
Who can tell what vagary or what compromise may not be calling itself Christianity?Winds Of Doctrine|George Santayana
He believed that "absence only makes the heart grow fonder," not knowing that this statement is only the vagary of a poet.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
But this vagary of yours—I really can't consider it anything else—is most distressing.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
There was a composed yet reckless light in his eye—the old veiled gleam of vagary, and paradox, and escapade.Satan Sanderson|Hallie Erminie Rives
How near they would pass depended on the vagary of the waves and the tide.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for vagary
noun plural -garies
Word Origin for vagary
Word Origin and History for vagary
1570s, "a wandering, a roaming journey," probably from Latin vagari "to wander, roam, be unsettled, spread abroad," from vagus "roving, wandering" (see vague). Current meaning of "eccentric notion or conduct" (1620s) is from notion of mental wandering. Related: Vagaries.