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How Do You Spell WASP?

Correct spelling for the English word "wasp" is [w_ˈɒ_s_p], [wˈɒsp], [wˈɒsp]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of WASP

  1. wosp, n. a popular name for Hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Vespidæ, or to closely related families--(Wasps are generally more slender and much less hairy than bees, and their stinging organ--an ovipositor--resembles that of bees in structure and mode of action): a petulant and spiteful person.--adjs. WAS'PISH, like a wasp: having a slender waist like a wasp: quick to resent an affront; WAS'PISH-HEAD'ED (Shak.), passionate.--adv. WAS'PISHLY.--n. WAS'PISHNESS.--adjs. WASP'-TONGUED (Shak.), biting in tongue, shrewish; WASP'-WAIST'ED, very slender waisted, laced tightly; WAS'PY, waspish. [A.S. wæsp, wæps; Ger. wespe, L. vespa.]

Common Misspellings for WASP

Below is the list of 149 misspellings for the word "wasp".

Usage Examples for WASP

  1. The solitary bee or wasp, for instance, forms a cell generally in the ground, places in it a sufficient amount of food, lays an egg, and closes the cell. - "On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
  2. Wave after wave swept the deck of the Wasp and drenched the sailors. - "A Brief History of the United States" by John Bach McMaster
  3. That he, too, felt the tension, I know; for a wasp crawled over his face, from cheek- bone, across his temples, to his hair, and he did not notice it. - "The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
  4. He sprang round as if a wasp had stung him, his right hand swinging instinctively to the hilt of his sword, but the point of another was within an inch of his throat, and his hand fell away from his weapon. - "A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
  5. " The sting of a wasp," Bostanai replied. - "Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
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