Simple Definition of yellow jacket
: a small flying insect that has yellow marks on its body and that can sting you
Full Definition of yellow jacket
1 : any of various small yellow-marked vespid wasps (especially genus Vespula) that commonly nest in the ground and can sting repeatedly and painfully
2 slang : pentobarbital especially in a yellow capsule
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YELLOW JACKET Defined for Kids
Definition of yellow jacket
: a small wasp with yellow markings that usually nests in colonies in the ground and can sting repeatedly and painfully
Medical Definition of yellow jacket
1: any of various yellow-marked social wasps (especially genus Vespula of the family Vespidae) that usually nest in the ground, aggressively defend their nests, and can sting repeatedly and painfully
2 slang : pentobarbital especially in a yellow capsule—usually used in plural
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