- a whim; notion.
- a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick.
Origin of whigmaleerie
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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)
- a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
- a whim or caprice
C18: of unknown origin
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