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wisp

[ wisp ]
/ wɪsp /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to twist into a wisp.
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Origin of wisp

1300–50; Middle English wisp, wips; akin to wipe

OTHER WORDS FROM wisp

wisplike, adjective
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How to use wisp in a sentence

  • In spite of his smock-frock and his straw-wisped hat, and his false whiskers, black as Erebus, she knew him for her brother.

    East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I saw by the way she wisped the shawl round her full white chin that I was welcome to pass her if I would.

    An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan

British Dictionary definitions for wisp (1 of 2)

wisp
/ (wɪsp) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of wisp

wisplike, adjective

Word Origin for wisp

C14: variant of wips, of obscure origin; compare wipe

British Dictionary definitions for wisp (2 of 2)

WISP
/ (wɪsp) /

n acronym for
Wireless Information Service Provider: an internet service provider set up to deal with and deliver internet services to clients through wireless access points
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