waspish

waspish

[wos-pish]
adjective
1.
like or suggesting a wasp, especially in behavior.
2.
quick to resent a trifling affront or injury; snappish.
3.
irascibly or petulantly spiteful: waspish writing.
4.
having a slight or slender build.

Origin:
1560–70; wasp + -ish1

waspishly, adverb
waspishness, noun


2. resentful. 3. testy, touchy.
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Waspish

[wos-pish]
adjective
Also, WASPish.


Origin:
1965–70; WASP + -ish1

Waspishly, WASPishly, adverb
Waspishness, WASPishness, noun
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waspish (ˈwɒspɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  relating to or suggestive of a wasp
2.  easily annoyed or angered
 
'waspishly
 
adv
 
'waspishness
 
n

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