wasp: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wosp), [key]
  1. any of numerous social or solitary hymenopterous insects of the Vespidae, Sphecidae, and allied families, generally having a long, slender body and narrow waist and, in the female, a stinger.
  2. a person who is snappish or petulant.


Pronunciation: (wosp), [key]
— Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  2. a member of the privileged, established white upper middle class in the U.S.
  1. Waspy.


Pronunciation: (wosp), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, an organization disbanded in 1944.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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