Definition of wasp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wasp

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BrE BrE//wɒsp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɑːsp//
 
Invertebrates
 
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a black and yellow flying insect that can sting a wasp sting a wasps’ nest See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin Old English wæfs, wæps, wæsp, of West Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin vespa; perhaps related to weave (from the web-like form of its nest).
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