An example of a wisp is a strand of hair.
A wisp of a smile.
Smoke wisping from chimneys.
A wisp of smoke.
A wisp of a girl.
Origin of wisp
- Middle English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.").