Wasp n.s. [weasp, Saxon; vespa, Latin; guespe, French.] A brisk stinging insect, in form resembling a bee.
More wasps, that buz about his nose,
Will make this sting the sooner. Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
Encount'ring with a wasp,
He in his arms the fly doth clasp. Drayton.
Why, what a wasp-tongu'd and impatient
Art thou, to break into this woman's mood,
Trying thine ear to no tongue but thine own? Shak. H. IV.