[ hwim-hwam, wim-wam ]
/ ˈʰwɪmˌʰwæm, ˈwɪmˌwæm /
any odd or fanciful object or thing; a gimcrack.
whim-whams, Informal. nervousness; jitters: He had the whim-whams after the accident.
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Other similar replies are, I have been making a trundle for a gooses eye, or a whim-wham to bridle a goose.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for whim-wham
archaic something fanciful; a trifle
Word Origin for whim-wham
C16: of unknown origin; compare flimflam
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