Meaning of figary in English:


Pronunciation /fɪˈɡɛːri/

nounplural noun figaries

  • A whim or sudden impulse.

    ‘he puts on these meals whenever he gets a figary’
    • ‘The idea of raising the dam is not only a figary, it's foolery!’
    • ‘Sometimes what we require from our politicians is calm level-headedness rather than dreamy figaries or excessively blunt ambition.’
    • ‘The government has tried to claim the 'squeezed middle' is some media-created figary.’
    • ‘He took a figary and decided to set up a stall in Cork Market, selling mainly olives.’
    • ‘The Five Point Plan was just some figary he dreamed up while he was in hiding last week.’


Early 17th century alteration of vagary.