Wasp"ish (?), a.
Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.
Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
He was naturally a waspish and hot man.
Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race.
Syn. -- Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy; peevish; captious.
-- Wasp"ish*ly, adv. -- Wasp"ish*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.