whigmaleerie

whigmaleerie

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

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

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whigmaleerie (ˌhwɪɡməˈliːrɪ)
 
n
1.  a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
2.  a whim or caprice
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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