English version

whim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhimwhim /wɪm/ noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 WANTa sudden feeling that you would like to do or have something, especially when there is no important or good reasonon a whim 🔊 I didn’t leave just on a whim (=for no good reason).at the whim of somebody 🔊 At work they are at the whim of the boss.somebody’s every whim 🔊 Their father had always indulged her every whim.at whim 🔊 He appeared and disappeared at whim.
Examples from the Corpus
whimThis is just a whim but it is great fun.I don't know why I bought it. I suppose it was just a whim.I went to visit her on a whim.Athletes are penalized for transferring, but coaches may leave on a whim.He had never been able to lose himself in a crowd, or dash off somewhere suddenly on a whim.The sail had been a hindrance, making sport of me at each whim of the wind, so I lowered it.It cried out to be fondled, yanked, and squeezed, and I bowed to its whims with a willing heart.That first day or two, I kept on thinking he would telephone, that it was all a sort of whim.on a whimHe broke agreements on a whim, relying on private bargains and connections.She remembered that somewhere Dorothy had kept old photograph albums and, on a whim, began to search for them.But don't for one moment feel you're fickle if you change your perfume constantly, on a whim.That is my point: you have cast aside the probability of future happiness on a whim.Athletes are penalized for transferring, but coaches may leave on a whim.Bought them by the yard or by the box, or on a whim.With the city in such a ferment, they could be stopped on a whim by police or soldiers.He had never been able to lose himself in a crowd, or dash off somewhere suddenly on a whim.She decided to make the trip on a whim.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.