What does the word wasp mean?

Usage examples for wasp

  1. " I have heard of a philosopher who tamed a wasp," said Kenelm, " but never before of a young lady who tamed butterflies." – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 5. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. " It would do very well, as we've"- he stopped suddenly-" as we've got a wasp already," he had been going to say- it seemed to come so naturally- when his mother's warning came back to his mind. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  3. By and by, however, a wasp was caught in her nest, so she hid the cradle for safety in the darkest corner of her little house near by, while she attended to Mr. Wasp. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes