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



BrE BrE//reɪθ//
; NAmE NAmE//reɪθ//
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the ghost of a person that is seen a short time before or after that person dies synonym spectre a wraith-like figure (= a very thin, pale person) Word Originearly 16th cent. (originally Scots): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wraith