(?), a. 1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.
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2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
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He was naturally a waspish and hot man.
Bp. Hall.
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Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race.
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Syn. -- Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy; peevish; captious.
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-- Wasp"ish*ly, adv. -- Wasp"ish*ness, n.
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