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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wos-pee]
    • /ˈwɒs pi/
    • /wˈɒspi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wos-pee]
    • /ˈwɒs pi/

Definitions of waspy word

  • adjective waspy Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. of, relating to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club. 1
  • noun waspy Resembling or characteristic of a wasp; wasplike. 1
  • adjective waspy of, like, or characteristic of a wasp 0
  • adjective waspy Infested with wasps. 0
  • adjective waspy (Slang) Like a wasp (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant), a member of the dominant American upper-class culture. 0

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Origin of waspy

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
First recorded in 1650-60; wasp + -y1

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Parts of speech for Waspy


waspy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for waspy

adjective waspy

  • waspish — Waspy.
  • irritable — easily irritated or annoyed; readily excited to impatience or anger.
  • touchy — apt to take offense on slight provocation; irritable: He is very touchy when he's sick.
  • irascible — easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
  • cantankerous — Someone who is cantankerous is always finding things to argue or complain about.

Antonyms for waspy

adjective waspy

  • affable — Someone who is affable is pleasant and friendly.
  • happy — delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
  • nice — pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • cheerful — Someone who is cheerful is happy and shows this in their behaviour.

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