wisp
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century 1. a small handful (as of hay or straw) 2. a. a thin strip or fragment b. a thready streak <
a wisp of smoke
>
c. something frail, slight, or fleeting <
a wisp of a girl
>
<
a wisp of a smile
>
3. archaic will-o'-the-wispwispily adverbwispiness nounwispy adjective II. verb Date: 1753 transitive verb 1. to roll into a wisp 2. to make wisps of <
a cigarette wisping smoke at the corner of his mouth — Raymond Chandler
>
intransitive verb to emerge or drift in wisps <
her hair began to wisp into her eyes — Mary Manning
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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