yellow jacket

noun \ ˈye-lō-ˌja-kət , ˈye-lə- \
variants: or less commonly yellowjacket
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of yellow jacket

1796


YELLOW JACKET Defined for English Language Learners

yellow jacket

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Definition of yellow jacket for English Language Learners

  • : a small flying insect that has yellow marks on its body and that can sting you


YELLOW JACKET Defined for Kids

yellow jacket

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Definition of yellow jacket for Students

: a small wasp with yellow markings that usually nests in colonies in the ground and can sting repeatedly and painfully

Medical Dictionary

yellow jacket

noun

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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