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  • n. A frolic; a vagary; a whim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A frolic; a vagary; a whim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vagary.


Corrupted from vagary. (Wiktionary)


  • Ay, ay; nay, I confess, Illustrissima Signiora, my Governour has a Fit that takes him now and then, a kind of frensy, -- a figary -- a whimsy -- a maggot, that bites always at naming of Popery: [_Exit_.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II


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  • These women think that all the business of the world must stand still for their figaries (a good female word, Jack!)-- the greatest triflers in the creation, to fancy themselves the most important beings in it...

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 17, 2007