Meaning of whirligig

whirl•i•gig

Pronunciation: (hwûr'li-gig", wûr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. something that whirls or revolves.
  2. a whirling motion or course: the whirligig of fashion.
  3. a giddy or flighty person.
  4. a merry-go-round or carrousel.
  5. a toy for whirling or spinning, as a top.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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