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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whim mean? 

WHIM (noun)
  The noun WHIM has 2 senses:

1. a sudden desire
2. an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

  Familiarity information: WHIM used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WHIM (noun)

Sense 1whim [BACK TO TOP]


A sudden desire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


caprice; whim; impulse

Context example:

he bought it on an impulse

Hypernyms ("whim" is a kind of...):

desire (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Sense 2whim [BACK TO TOP]


An odd or fanciful or capricious idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


whimsey; whimsy; whim; notion

Context examples:

the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories / he had a whimsy about flying to the moon / whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

Hypernyms ("whim" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

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