whim-wham


Related to whim-wham: unmaintained

whim-wham

n
archaic something fanciful; a trifle
[C16: of unknown origin; compare flimflam]
References in classic literature ?
I have no space (in that little room) to catalogue all the whim-whams with which she had made it beautiful, from the hand-sewn bell-rope which pulled no bell to the hand-painted cigar-box that contained no cigars.
In the kitchen they will be able to see long-forgotten Christmas treats like almond shamrocks, whim-wham, hedgehog tipsy cake and brandied fruits.
There are many whacky sounding named puddings in recipe books such as whim-wham, moonshine, apple hat and, of course, spotted dick.