Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

whigmaleerie

[hwig-muh-leer-ee, wig-]
noun
  1. a whim; notion.
  2. a whimsical or fanciful ornament or contrivance; gimmick.
Show More

Origin of whigmaleerie

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

whigmaleery

[hwig-muh-leer-ee, wig-]
noun, plural whig·ma·lee·ries.
  1. whigmaleerie.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for whigmaleeries

Historical Examples

  • She has aye her head full of whigmaleeries; but she'll stand in nobody's way.

    The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)

    Margaret Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for whigmaleeries

whigmaleerie

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

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012