Definitions for: Wisp

[n] a small tuft or lock; "wisps of hair"
[n] a flock of snipe
[n] a small bundle of straw or hay
[n] a small person; "a mere wisp of a girl"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals beginning with p
r letter animals