a wisp of a girl/boy

noun phrase

: a thin young girl/boy
I met her when she was just a wisp of a girl.

Examples of a wisp of a girl/boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the picture, Betty, a wisp of a girl with short blonde hair and blue eyes, looks pale, expressionless, exhausted. Niran Al-Agba, The New Republic, 21 Feb. 2022

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“A wisp of a girl/boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20wisp%20of%20a%20girl%2Fboy. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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