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Meaning of WISP

Pronunciation:  wisp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small tuft or lock; "wisps of hair"
  2. [n]  a flock of snipe
  3. [n]  a small bundle of straw or hay
  4. [n]  a small person; "a mere wisp of a girl"

WISP is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: bundle, flock, package, packet, parcel, small person, snipe, tuft, tussock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wisp\, n. [OE. wisp, wips; probably akin to D. & G. wisch,
    Icel. visk, and perhaps to L. virga a twig, rod. Cf. {Verge}
    a rod, {Whisk}, n.]
    1. A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance.
             In a small basket, on a wisp of hay.  --Dryden.
    2. A whisk, or small broom.
    3. A Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus.
             The wisp that flickers where no foot can tread.
  2. \Wisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wisped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To brush or dress, an with a wisp.
    2. To rumple. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
Computing Dictionary

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