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yellow jacket Syllabification: yel·low jack·et
Pronunciation: /ˈyelō ˌjakət/

Definition of yellow jacket in English:


North American informal
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A wasp or hornet with bright yellow markings.
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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