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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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It had a great mouth, with a row of sharp teeth a foot long; but its head was joined to the pudgy body by a neck as slender as a wasp's waist.
A WASP seated himself upon the head of a Snake and, striking him unceasingly with his stings, wounded him to death.
Really, they'll sting us!" said Dolly, waving away a wasp.
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 effect upon the observer was rather something in the nature of a bee or wasp. Parts of the apparatus were spinning very rapidly, and gave one a hazy effect of transparent wings; but parts, including two peculiarly curved "wing-cases"--if one may borrow a figure from the flying beetles--remained expanded stiffly.
The dragon-fly had turned into a wasp, and asked nothing better than to sting.
Perry was much interested in the unique habitation, which resembled nothing so much as a huge wasp's nest built around the bole of a tree well above the ground.
The whole house had something of an egg shape; and it half hung, half stood in that steep, hillside thicket, like a wasp's nest in a green hawthorn.
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.
We took our last look at the city, clinging like a whitewashed wasp's nest to the hill-side, and at eight o'clock in the morning departed.
Bergson, quoting Fabre, has made play with the supposed extraordinary accuracy of the solitary wasp Ammophila, which lays its eggs in a caterpillar.