whigmaleerie

[ hwig-muh-leer-ee, wig- ]
/ ˌʰwɪg məˈlɪər i, ˌwɪg- /
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noun

a whim; notion.
a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick.

Origin of whigmaleerie

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

/ (ˌhwɪɡməˈliːrɪ) /

noun Scot

a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
a whim or caprice

Word Origin for whigmaleerie

C18: of unknown origin
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