Definition of waspish in English:

waspish

Syllabification: wasp·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈwäspiSH
 
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adjective

Derivatives

waspishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Nevertheless, you don't hear jokes about equine looks, nor waspishly disparaging put-downs as often as you used to.
  • ‘I assume this procedure is familiar to you,’ he said waspishly.
  • ‘Fine, get fat then,’ I said waspishly, glaring at him.

waspishness

noun
More example sentences
  • Are their early waspish criticisms insincere and their later affirmations the real deal, or are the affirmations the fakery and the waspishness the genuine thing?
  • ‘Oh, no, I'm not stung by his waspishness, James’ Miranda purred playfully, ‘and yes, I would absolutely love to be walked back to my beach towel.’
  • And if there's a hint of waspishness involved, that might provide even more of a buzz…

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