[ wos-pee ]
/ ˈwɒs pi /

adjective, wasp·i·er, wasp·i·est.

resembling a wasp; waspish.

Origin of waspy

First recorded in 1650–60; wasp + -y1

Related forms

wasp·i·ly, adverbwasp·i·ness, noun

Definition for waspy (2 of 2)


[ wos-pee ]
/ ˈwɒs pi /

adjective, Wasp·i·er, Wasp·i·est.

Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. of, relating to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club.

Also WASP·y, Waspish.

Origin of Waspy

First recorded in 1965–70; WASP + -y1
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