Wisp Definition

wĭsp
wisped, wisping, wisps
noun
A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
American Heritage
A thin, slight, or filmy piece, strand, etc.
A wisp of smoke.
Webster's New World
Something delicate, frail, etc.
A wisp of a girl.
Webster's New World
A fleeting trace or indication; a hint.
A wisp of a smile.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
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verb
To twist into wisps or a wisp.
American Heritage
To roll into a wisp.
Webster's New World

(UK, dialect) To rumple.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Wisp

Noun

Singular:
wisp
Plural:
wisps

Origin of Wisp

  • From Middle English. Cognate to Dutch wisp (“bundle of hay or straw"). Akin to Middle Dutch/Middle Low German wispel (“measure of grain"), Norwegian bokmÃ¥l/Swedish/Bornholm Danish visp (“handful or bundle of grass, hay, etc.").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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