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[wos-pee] /ˈwɒs pi/
adjective, waspier, waspiest.
resembling a wasp; waspish.
Origin of waspy
First recorded in 1650-60; wasp + -y1
Related forms
waspily, adverb
waspiness, noun


[wos-pee] /ˈwɒs pi/
adjective, Waspier, Waspiest.
Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. of, relating to, or characteristic of WASPs:
a Waspy country club.
Also, WASPy, Waspish.
First recorded in 1965-70; WASP + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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.

    Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants Edward Saunders
  • 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

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