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WISP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wisp mean? 

WISP (noun)
  The noun WISP has 4 senses:

1. a small tuft or lock
2. a small person
3. a small bundle of straw or hay
4. a flock of snipe

  Familiarity information: WISP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WISP (noun)


Sense 1wisp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small tuft or lock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

wisps of hair

Hypernyms ("wisp" is a kind of...):

tuft; tussock (a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass)


Sense 2wisp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a mere wisp of a girl

Hypernyms ("wisp" is a kind of...):

small person (a person of below average size)


Sense 3wisp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small bundle of straw or hay

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("wisp" is a kind of...):

bundle; package; packet; parcel (a collection of things wrapped or boxed together)


Sense 4wisp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flock of snipe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("wisp" is a kind of...):

flock (a group of birds)

Meronyms (members of "wisp"):

snipe (Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks)


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