whim-whams

whim-whams

pl n
informal US nervousness or fright (esp in the phrase give someone the whim-whams)
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.
A Periodical without a Tendency (On Whim-Whams and Whimsies of Anti-Militarism)
Salmagundi (in full Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq.