waspish

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adjective wasp·ish \ˈwä-spish, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of waspish

  1. 1 :  resembling a wasp in behavior; especially :  snappish, petulant a waspish temper

  2. 2 :  resembling a wasp in form; especially :  slightly built

waspishly

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waspishness

noun

Examples of waspish in a sentence

  1. extremely waspish, she uses her wit viciously when irritated

1566

First Known Use of waspish

1566


WASPISH Defined for English Language Learners

waspish

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adjective wasp·ish \ˈwä-spish, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of waspish for English Language Learners

  • : easily annoyed : showing annoyance

  • : very thin


WASPISH Defined for Kids

waspish

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adjective wasp·ish \ˈwäs-pish, ˈwȯs-\

Definition of waspish for Students

waspishly

adverb


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