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whim-wham

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪmwam
 
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Definition of whim-wham in English:

noun

archaic
1A quaint and decorative object; a trinket.
2A whim: the follies and whim-whams of the metropolis

Origin

early 16th century: fanciful reduplication.

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