Definition of yellow jacket in English:

yellow jacket

Syllabification: yel·low jack·et


North American informal
  • A wasp or hornet with bright yellow markings.
    More example sentences
    • As with any type of wasp, bee, or yellow jacket, please exercise care to avoid getting stung!
    • Hornets and yellow jackets are paper wasps, too, but they build enclosed nests.
    • The grasses who will grow tall as a woman in a few months, creating habitat for yellow jackets, snakes and such.

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