adjective see WASP

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  • waspy — [wäs′pē] adj. waspier, waspiest of, like, or characteristic of a wasp waspiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Waspy — /wos pee/, adj., Waspier, Waspiest. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club. Also, WASPy, Waspish. [1965 70; WASP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • waspy — adjective a) Resembling or characteristic of a wasp; wasplike. Im blond and blue eyed and twenty five, and my legs are strong and my bosom is substantial, and I have a waspy waistline. b) Infested with wasps. a waspy apple …   Wiktionary

  • Waspy — Wasp•y or WASP•y [[t]ˈwɒs pi[/t]] adj. Wasp•i•er or WASP•i•er, Wasp•i•est or WASP•i•est cvb of, pertaining to, or characteristic of WASPs: a Waspy country club[/ex] Sometimes, Wasp′ish. Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • waspy — pē, pi adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: wasp (I) + y 1. : resembling a wasp : waspish a fierce, waspy little animal F.B.Gipson 2. : full of wasps …   Useful english dictionary

  • waspy — waspily, adv. waspiness, n. /wos pee/, adj., waspier, waspiest. resembling a wasp; waspish. [1650 60; WASP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • waspy — adj. resembling a wasp; sharp tongued, sarcastic; irritable, testy, touchy; waspish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waspy — See: WASP …   English dictionary

  • waspy — wasp•y [[t]ˈwɒs pi[/t]] adj. wasp•i•er, wasp•i•est resembling a wasp; waspish • Etymology: 1650–60 wasp′i•ly, adv. wasp′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • preppy — 1. (preppy) (4831↑, 1574↓) A true preppy is someone who: Wears, but is not limited to, Polo, Lilly, Brooks Brothers, Lacoste, LL Bean (ie duck boots), ribbon belts, prints (ie cords with embroidered whales, palm trees, etc), sweaters tied around… …   Urban English dictionary

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