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Origin: See Whim.

1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. The whimsies of poets and painters. Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. (swift) Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. (Bancroft)

2. (Science: chemical) A whim.