whirligig definition, meaning - what is whirligig in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “whirligig”

See all translations

whirligig

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɜː.lɪ.ɡɪɡ/  us   /ˈwɝː-/
something that is full of fast activity and always changing: By June of this year the whirligig of politics had kicked the Conservatives out and put the Liberal Democrats in.
Translations of “whirligig”
in Chinese (Traditional) 快速運動的事物, 不斷變化的事物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快速运动的事物, 不断变化的事物…
(Definition of whirligig from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of whirligig?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More