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whim-wham

[ hwim-hwam, wim-wam ]

noun

  1. any odd or fanciful object or thing; a gimcrack.
  2. whim-whams, Informal. nervousness; jitters:

    He had the whim-whams after the accident.



whim-wham

noun

  1. archaic.
    something fanciful; a trifle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of whim-wham1

1490–1500; gradational compound; flimflam, jimjams, etc.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of whim-wham1

C16: of unknown origin; compare flimflam

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Example Sentences

Other similar replies are, I have been making a trundle for a gooses eye, or a whim-wham to bridle a goose.

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