whim-wham

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.

Origin:
1490–1500; gradational compound; cf. flimflam, jimjams, etc.

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whim-wham
 
n
archaic something fanciful; a trifle
 
[C16: of unknown origin; compare flimflam]

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