- resembling a wasp; waspish.
Origin of waspy
- 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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Examples from the Web for waspy
He fears showing the WASPy Allison the side of him changed by Kalaj, and, similarly, fears judgment by Kalaj.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 8, 2013
G. Clay Whittaker
April 9, 2013
“Initially the role was this Beverly Hills WASPy type, but [creator Doug Ellin] wanted whatever essence I had,” said Chriqui.Life After ‘Entourage’
August 18, 2011
But in Massachusetts, they're worried a WASPy wonk running for governor could score another GOP upset.The Next Scott Brown?
Samuel P. Jacobs
March 28, 2010
It has been, for Dobbs, a Kafka-like metamorphosis from WASPy establishmentarian to angry-populist cockroach.What Happened to the Real Lou?
August 5, 2009
There is that Waspy, American male, keeping-it-all-under-wraps sort of thing that corners both characters.Adam Scott: Life of the Party
Miriam Datskovsky, Kara Cutruzzula
March 20, 2009
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
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