whim-wham (plural whim-whams)

  1. (obsolete) A whimsical object; a trinket.
    • 1640, John Fletcher, James Shirley, The Night Walker, or The Little Thief, 1750, The works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 2, page 101 ↗,
      They′ll pull ye all to pieces for your Whim-whams,
      Your Garters and your Gloves,
  2. A whim or fancy.
    • 1807 April 18, “Anthony Evergreen” (Washington Irving), Salmagundi, or The Whim-whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. & Others, No. VIII, 1834, The Complete Works of Washington Irving in One Volume, page 35 ↗,
      And trust me, gentlefolk, his are the whim-whams of a courteous gentleman full of most excellent qualities ; honourable in his disposition, independent in his sentiments, and of unbounded good-nature, as may be seen through all his works.

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