1. A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes.
2. A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay.
3. (Archaic) A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun.
Appliance for winding yarn.
ETYM Old Eng. wisp, wips; probably akin to Dutch and German wisch, Icel. visk, and perhaps to Latin virga a twig, rod. Related to Verge a rod, Whisk.
1. A small tuft or lock.
2. A small bundle of straw or hay.
3. A small person.
4. A flock of snipe.