whimsical etymology

English word whimsical comes from English -ical, English whimsy

Detailed word origin of whimsical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
whimsy English (eng) (mining) A whim (capstan or vertical drum).. A jigsaw puzzle piece that has been cut into a recognizable shape, as if on a whim; often the shape is representative of the theme of the image used for the puzzle.. A quaint and fanciful idea; a whim; playfully odd behaviour.. An impulsive, illogical or capricious character. (transitive) To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
whimsical English (eng) Given to whimsy.

Words with the same origin as whimsical

Descendants of -ical
alphabetical alphabetically archaeological archeological autobiographical biblical biological botanical ecological finicky geological ideological meteorological mythical neurological nonsensical pathological philosophical physiological psychological psychologically technological theological zoo
Descendants of whimsy
whimsical sex whimsiness