social wasp

  1. any of several wasps, as the hornets or yellowjackets, that live together in a community.

Origin of social wasp

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby social wasp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use social wasp in a sentence

  • She paused as if resting, and in that moment a social wasp descended like a fury and bore her to the ground.

    In the Open | Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • The social wasp includes the paper-making varieties and the hornets.

    Great Hike | Alan Douglas