1. A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance; any slender, flexible structure or group.
    A wisp of smoke rose from the candle for a few moments after he blew it out.
    A wisp of hair escaped her barrette and whipped wildly in the wind.
  2. A whisk, or small broom.
  3. A will o' the wisp, or ignis fatuus.


  1. To brush or dress, as with a wisp.
  2. To rumple.

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