Whim"sey, Whimsy (?), n.; pl. Whimseys (#) or Whimsies (#). [See Whim.]

1.

A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit.

"The whimsies of poets and painters."

Ray.

Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. Swift.

Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. Bancroft.

2. Mining

A whim.

 

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Whim"sey, v. t.

To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.

[R.]

To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth. J. Fletcher.

 

© Webster 1913.

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