whigmaleerie

[ hwig-muh-leer-ee, wig- ]

noun
  1. a whim; notion.

  2. a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick.

Origin of whigmaleerie

1
1720–30; originally Scots, earlier figmalirie, perhaps with fig (see fidget, whig); for -ma-,cf. rigmarole, thingamajig

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whigmaleerie

/ (ˌhwɪɡməˈliːrɪ) /


nounScot
  1. a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle

  2. a whim or caprice

Origin of whigmaleerie

1
C18: of unknown origin

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