wispy

or wisp·ish

[wis-pee]

adjective, wisp·i·er, wisp·i·est.

being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant.

Nearby words

  1. wishy-washy,
  2. wiskott-aldrich syndrome,
  3. wislany zalew,
  4. wismar,
  5. wisp,
  6. wissler,
  7. wissler's syndrome,
  8. wissler, clark,
  9. wist,
  10. wistaria

Origin of wispy

First recorded in 1710–20; wisp + -y1

Related formswisp·i·ly, adverbwisp·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wispy

wispy

adjective wispier or wispiest

wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
Derived Formswispily, adverbwispiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for wispy

wispy

adj.

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

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