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wispy

or wisp·ish

[wis-pee]
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adjective, wisp·i·er, wisp·i·est.
  1. being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant.
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Origin of wispy

First recorded in 1710–20; wisp + -y1
Related formswisp·i·ly, adverbwisp·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wispish

Historical Examples

  • Ordinarily that will-o'-the wispish little person could be seen, heard, or felt wherever she was.

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  • His eyes caught the wispish trail of white vapor high above the cliffs before he saw the rocket itself.


British Dictionary definitions for wispish

wispy

adjective wispier or wispiest
  1. wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
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Derived Formswispily, adverbwispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wispish

wispy

adj.

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

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