wasp (noun) LISTEN
A wasp is a slender insect with a narrow abdomen and a powerful sting.
- Yellow jackets and hornets are two types of wasps.
- Some wasps pollinate plants.
- Other wasps kill other insects, making them important in pest control.
Did you know?
A Wasp or WASP is a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. This term usually connotes white people who are privileged and upper middle class in the US. Example: “Most of the students at that private school are Wasps.”
In pop culture
The Wasp is a Marvel Comic superheroine and one of the original Avengers. She can shrink to just a few centimeters and attack her enemies with fire blasters. She is featured in the 2018 movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. Watch the trailer.