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Etymology 1[edit]

wasp +‎ -y


waspy (comparative waspier, superlative waspiest)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a wasp; wasplike.
    • 2001, Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark:
      I'm blond and blue-eyed and twenty-five, and my legs are strong and my bosom is substantial, and I have a waspy waistline.
  2. Infested with wasps.
    a waspy apple
  3. Waspish; irascible.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


waspy (comparative waspier, superlative waspiest)

  1. (slang) Like a wasp (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant), a member of the dominant American upper-class culture.
    • 2007 June 17, Allen Salkin, “Manny and the Socialites: Let’s Roll”, in New York Times[1]:
      “I wasn’t asking the traditional waspy preppy types.
    • 2017, Geneviève Zubrzycki, National Matters: Materiality, Culture, and Nationalism:
      At a glance, Thor Steinar resembles waspy American pseudo-collegiate brands like Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, and Aeropostale, while displaying a distinctly Nordic aesthetics.

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