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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wasp·ish /ˈwɑspɪʃ, ˈwɔs-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wasp·ish a.
 1. Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.
 2. Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.
    He was naturally a waspish and hot man.   --Bp. Hall.
 Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace
 This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhyming race.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; testy; peevish; captious.
 -- Wasp*ish*ly, adv. -- Wasp*ish*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House
            and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful";
            "witty and waspish about his colleagues" [syn: bristly,
             prickly, splenetic]