waspy

waspy

[wos-pee]
adjective, waspier, waspiest.
resembling a wasp; waspish.

Origin:
1650–60; wasp + -y1

waspily, adverb
waspiness, noun
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Waspy

[wos-pee]
adjective, Waspier, Waspiest.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club.
Also, WASPy, Waspish.


Origin:
1965–70; WASP + -y1

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wasp (wɒsp)
 
n
1.  potter wasp See also hornet any social hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, esp Vespula vulgaris (common wasp), typically having a black-and-yellow body and an ovipositor specialized for stingingRelated: vespine
2.  any of various solitary hymenopterans, such as the digger wasp and gall wasp
 
Related: vespine
 
[Old English wæsp; related to Old Saxon waspa, Old High German wefsa, Latin vespa]
 
'wasplike
 
adj
 
'waspy
 
adj
 
'waspily
 
adv
 
'waspiness
 
n

Wasp or WASP (wɒsp)
 
n acronym for
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant: a person descended from N European, usually Protestant stock, forming a group often considered the most dominant, privileged, and influential in American society
 
WASP or WASP
 
n acronym for
 
'Waspy or WASP
 
adj

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