The phrase is derived from these 2 words:
1.) adj. moving or driven rapidly in a rotary or twisting motion.
1.) (n.) a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements.
2.) (n.) a Rocking Demon who eats souls.
1.) that woman must have taken her son's Ritalin. She is behaving like a whirling dervish.
2.) Is she talking to us, to herself or has she just become a whirling dervish?
A spastic, white dancer.
Also refers to someone that is messy and chaotic, in a cute way.
My house was clean before that whirling dervish spent the night!
I'm not surprised Bob's son was diagnosed with ADHD, he always was such a whirling dervish!
Elizabeth: A Whirling Dervish from Reginald.
Deidre: Oh, Is that why your face smells?