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wispy

or wispish

[wis-pee] /ˈwɪs pi/
adjective, wispier, wispiest.
1.
being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike:
a wispy plant.
Origin of wispy
1710-1720
1710-20; wisp + -y1
Related forms
wispily, adverb
wispiness, noun
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  • His eyes caught the wispish trail of white vapor high above the cliffs before he saw the rocket itself.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Ordinarily that will-o'-the wispish little person could be seen, heard, or felt wherever she was.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for wispish

wispy

/ˈwɪspɪ/
adjective wispier, wispiest
1.
wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
Derived Forms
wispily, adverb
wispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wispish

wispy

adj.

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

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