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WASP 1

or Wasp  (wŏsp, wôsp)
n.
A white person of Protestant English or other Northern European ancestry, especially one belonging to the American upper class.

[W(hite) A(nglo-)S(axon) P(rotestant).]

WASP′y adj.

WASP 2

or Wasp  (wäsp)
n.
A member of Women's Airforce Service Pilots, organized during World War II as part of the US Army Air Forces to ferry aircraft and to test new aircraft. The organization was disbanded in 1944.

[From W(omen's) A(irforce) S(ervice) P(ilots).]

wasp

 (wŏsp, wôsp)
n.
Any of numerous social or solitary hymenopterans of the suborder Apocrita, especially of the family Vespidae, that characteristically have a slender hairless body with a constricted abdomen, two pairs of membranous wings, a mouth adapted for biting or sucking, and in the females an ovipositor sometimes modified as a sting.

[Middle English waspe, from Old English wæps, wæsp.]

wasp′y adj.

wasp

(wɒsp)
n
1. (Animals) any social hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, esp Vespula vulgaris (common wasp), typically having a black-and-yellow body and an ovipositor specialized for stinging. See also potter wasp, hornet
2. (Animals) any of various solitary hymenopterans, such as the digger wasp and gall wasp
[Old English wæsp; related to Old Saxon waspa, Old High German wefsa, Latin vespa]
ˈwaspˌlike adj
ˈwaspy adj
ˈwaspily adv
ˈwaspiness n

Wasp

(wɒsp) or

WASP

(in the US) n acronym for
(Sociology) White Anglo-Saxon Protestant: a person descended from N European, usually Protestant stock, forming a group often considered the most dominant, privileged, and influential in American society
ˈWaspy adj

wasp

(wɒsp)

n.
any of numerous winged hymenopterous insects with a slender body and a narrow stalk between the abdomen and thorax, the female having a harsh stinger that can strike repeatedly.
[before 900; Middle English waspe, Old English wæsp, metathetic variant of wæps, itself variant of wæfs, akin to Old Saxon wespa, wepsia, Old High German wafsa, Latin vespa]
wasp′like`, adj.

WASP

or Wasp

(wɒsp)
n.
1. a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
2. a member of the privileged, established white upper middle class in the U.S.
adj.
3. Waspy.
[1955–60]

wasp

(wŏsp)
Any of numerous insects having two pairs of wings, mouths adapted for biting or sucking, and in the females an egg-laying tube (called an ovipositor) that is often modified as a sting. Wasps are related to ants and bees and can be solitary or live in colonies.

wasp

- The insect traces back to an Indo-European root meaning "weave."
See also related terms for weave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.WASP - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
2.wasp - social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
velvet ant - a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp - any of various solitary wasps
cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp, gallfly - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

wasp

noun
Related words
adjective vespine
habitation vespiary, bike
see ants, bees, and wasps
Translations
دَبُّورزُنْبور
оса
vosa
hvepshvid angelsaksisk protestant
vespo
ampiainen
osa
darázs
vespa, geitungur
スズメバチ
말벌
vespa
kandumasvapsva
anglosakšu izcelsmes amerikānislapsene
viespe
osa
osa
geting
ตัวแตน ตัวต่อ
eşek arısıeşekarısıyaban arısızengin ve muhafazakâr Protestan Amerika
ong bắp cày

wasp

[wɒsp]
A. Navispa f
wasps' nest (also fig) → avispero m
B. CPD wasp waist N (fig) → talle m de avispa

Wasp

WASP [ˈwɒsp] n abbr (US) (=White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) → wasp mf

wasp

[ˈwɒsp] nguêpe f

WASP

Wasp n abbr (Am) =White Anglo-Saxon ProtestantW.A.S.P. m =bianco protestante anglosassone

wasp

[wɒsp] nvespa
wasp's nest → nido di vespe

wasp

(wosp) noun
a type of winged insect having a sting and a slender waist.

WASP

(wosp) noun (abbreviation)
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant; a term used critically (often by minority groups) to refer to the members of the privileged upper middle class in the USA.
Waspish adjective
a Waspish neighborhood.
ˈwaspish adjective
(of a person) unpleasant in manner, temper etc. a nasty, waspish young woman.
ˈwaspishly adverb
ˈwaspishness noun

wasp

دَبُّور vosa hveps Wespe σφήκα avispa ampiainen guêpe osa vespa スズメバチ 말벌 wesp veps osa vespa оса geting ตัวแตน ตัวต่อ eşekarısı ong bắp cày 黄蜂

wasp

n. avispa;
___ stingpicadura de ___.

wasp

n avispa
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The wasp made a sudden dash at its prey, and then flew away: the spider was evidently wounded, for, trying to escape, it rolled down a little slope, but had still strength sufficient to crawl into a thick tuft of grass.
A WASP seated himself upon the head of a Snake and, striking him unceasingly with his stings, wounded him to death.
The song was of a swarm of bees, and of a robber wasp who had come in to live with the bees and who was stealing all their honey.
The wasp-like resemblance was increased by the fact that the apparatus flew with a deep booming hum, exactly the sound made by a wasp at a windowpane.
The dragon-fly had turned into a wasp, and asked nothing better than to sting.
But as he did not want the real story to be known, he said that about midnight a huge wasp had flown through the branches, and buzzed incessantly round him.
Bergson, quoting Fabre, has made play with the supposed extraordinary accuracy of the solitary wasp Ammophila, which lays its eggs in a caterpillar.
And it was a NEW ONE, full of wasps, and they all flew out and STUNG US TERRIBLY, on the face and hands.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
Let them be, my friend," said Don Quixote; "this insult is the penalty of my sin; and it is the righteous chastisement of heaven that jackals should devour a vanquished knight, and wasps sting him and pigs trample him under foot.
The wasps came by thousands to my lodge in October, as to winter quarters, and settled on my windows within and on the walls overhead, sometimes deterring visitors from entering.