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wisp / wisp/ • n. a small thin or twisted bunch, piece, or amount of something: wisps of smoke rose into the air. ∎  a small bunch of hay or straw used for drying or grooming a horse. ∎  a small thin person, typically a child: a fourteen-year-old wisp of a girl.DERIVATIVES: wisp·i·ly / ˈwispilē/ adv.wisp·i·ness / ˈwispēnis/ n.wisp·y adj. (wisp·i·er, wisp·i·est) .

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