- a dried stalk of grass
- a slender or weak person or thing
Origin of windlestrawfrom Old English windelstreaw (via Scottish dialect, dialectal ) from windel, a bundle ( from windan, to wind) + streaw, straw
A thin, dried stalk of grass.
Origin of windlestrawOld English windelstrēaw windel basket ( from windan to wind ) strēaw straw ; see straw .