whigmaleerie

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

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

noun Scot
  1. a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
  2. a whim or caprice

Word Origin for whigmaleerie

C18: of unknown origin
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