Pronunciation Noun


  1. A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea
    • Let every man enjoy his whim.
  2. (mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes
Synonyms Translations Verb

whim (whims, present participle whimming; past and past participle whimmed)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To be seized with a whim; to be capricious.

whim (plural whims)

  1. A bird, the Eurasian wigeon.


whim (uncountable)

  1. (astronomy) Initialism of warm-hot intergalactic medium

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