wasp·ish /ˈwɑspɪʃ, ˈwɔs-/
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.
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,