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1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a wasp.
2. Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
3. Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite: a waspish remark.

wasp′ish·ly adv.
wasp′ish·ness n.
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بِشَراسَه، بصورةٍ لاذِعَه
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[ˈwɒspɪʃlɪ] ADV [remark] → mordazmente
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[ˈwɒspɪʃlɪ] adv (comment) → astiosamente
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(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
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