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wispy

[wis-pee] /ˈwɪs pi/
adjective, wispier, wispiest.
1.
being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike:
a wispy plant.
Also, wispish.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; wisp + -y1
Related forms
wispily, adverb
wispiness, noun
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wispy

adj.

1717, from wisp + -y (2). Related: Wispiness.

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