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or wispish

[wis-pee] /ˈwɪs pi/
adjective, wispier, wispiest.
being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike:
a wispy plant.
Origin of wispy
First recorded in 1710-20; wisp + -y1
Related forms
wispily, adverb
wispiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for wispish
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  • Ordinarily that will-o'-the wispish little person could be seen, heard, or felt wherever she was.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • His eyes caught the wispish trail of white vapor high above the cliffs before he saw the rocket itself.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for wispish


adjective wispier, wispiest
wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
Derived Forms
wispily, adverb
wispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wispish



1717, from wisp + -y (2). Related: Wispiness.

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