The definition of a wasp is a winged insect with a slender body, a mouth that can bite and a stinger on females and workers, or is a slang, shortened form of the phrase white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant.(noun)
See wasp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME waspe < OE wæsp, akin to Ger wespe < Gmc base *waps- < IE *wobhsā < base *webh-, to weave (in reference to the cocoonlike nest)
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Origin: W(hite) A(nglo-)S(axon) P(rotestant)
See wasp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English waspe
Origin: , from Old English wǽps, wǽsp.
Origin: W(hite) A(nglo-)S(axon) P(rotestant).
Origin: From W(omen's) A(irforce) S(ervice) P(ilots).
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