Definition of wisp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɪsp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪsp//
    wisp (of something) Describing hair
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  1. 1a small, thin piece of hair, grass, etc. She brushed aside a stray wisp of hair. See related entries: Describing hair
  2. 2a long thin line of smoke or cloud a thin wisp of smoke
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: origin uncertain; perhaps related to whisk.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wisp

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