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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosp]
    • /wɒsp/
    • /wɒsp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosp]
    • /wɒsp/

Definitions of wasps word

  • noun wasps a satirical comedy (422 b.c.) by Aristophanes. 1
  • abbreviation WASPS Waspy. 1
  • noun wasps Plural form of wasp. 1
  • noun wasps plural of wasp. 0

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Origin of wasps

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English waspe, Old English wæsp, metathetic variant of wæps, itself variant of wæfs, akin to Dutch wesp, German Wespe, Latin vespa

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Parts of speech for Wasps


wasps popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wasps usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with wasps

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