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. Bp. Hall.

Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race. Pope.

Syn. -- Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy; peevish; captious.

-- Wasp"ish*ly, adv. -- Wasp"ish*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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