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waspy

[wos-pee]
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adjective, wasp·i·er, wasp·i·est.
  1. resembling a wasp; waspish.
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Origin of waspy

First recorded in 1650–60; wasp + -y1
Related formswasp·i·ly, adverbwasp·i·ness, noun

Waspy

[wos-pee]
adjective, Wasp·i·er, Wasp·i·est.
  1. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. of, relating to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club.
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Also WASP·y, Waspish.

Origin of Waspy

First recorded in 1965–70; WASP + -y1
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  • Good quarters—well ribbed up—not like one of the waspy greyhounds they call thoroughbred horses now-a-days.

  • She had none of your Chinese feet, nor waspy, unhealthy waists, which those may admire who will.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • At others they are vividly white; to a certain extent this banded condition recalls the waspy coloration.

  • If mother and dad ever have to go to London for anything, then I might—that is, if Waspy isn't here.

    Hunter's Marjory

    Margaret Bruce Clarke