wisp

[ wisp ]
/ wɪsp /

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

wisp·like, adjective
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  • Little and wisplike physically he seems to blow about with every breeze of politics.

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British Dictionary definitions for wisplike (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 wisplike (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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