[ hwig-muh-leer-ee, wig- ]
/ ˌʰwɪg məˈlɪər i, ˌwɪg- /
a whim; notion.
a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick.
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Whigmaleerie, as to the derivation of which you seem to be in some perplexity, is in Norwegian Vægmaleri.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for whigmaleerie
/ (ˌhwɪɡməˈliːrɪ) /
a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
a whim or caprice
Word Origin for whigmaleerie
C18: of unknown origin
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