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waspish

[wos-pish] /ˈwɒs pɪʃ/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; wasp + -ish1
Related forms
waspishly, adverb
waspishness, noun
Synonyms
2. resentful. 3. testy, touchy.

Waspish

[wos-pish] /ˈwɒs pɪʃ/
adjective
1.
Also, WASPish.
Origin
1965-70; WASP + -ish1
Related forms
Waspishly, WASPishly, adverb
Waspishness, WASPishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for waspish

waspish

/ˈwɒspɪʃ/
adjective
1.
relating to or suggestive of a wasp
2.
easily annoyed or angered
Derived Forms
waspishly, adverb
waspishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for waspish
adj.

"irrascible, quick to take offense; spiteful," 1560s, from wasp + -ish. Related: Waspishly; waspishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for waspish

waspish

adjective

Dominated by and characteristic of WASPs: This town is naughty and waspish and expensive


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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