What is another word for Wasps?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒsps] (IPA)

Wasps are known for their stingers and the potential for a painful sting. If you're in search of synonyms to refer to these pesky insects, there are plenty of options. Some common and lesser-known alternatives to wasps include hornets, yellow jackets, vespids, paper wasps, and mud daubers. Another option is to use a more descriptive term that highlights the particular type of wasp, such as the cicada killer wasp or the German wasp. Regardless of which term you choose, it's always essential to approach these insects with caution and take steps to avoid painful encounters, such as wearing protective clothing or seeking professional pest control services.

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Usage examples for Wasps

So stung were the French by the Wasps issuing from this nest that they made a descent on Fowey in 1457 when Lady Treffry, whose husband was not at home, led the defence and helped to beat back the attackers to their ships.
G. E. Mitton
From Wroote she returned to Louth, to face her trouble alone; for the preliminaries of selling the Lincoln business had brought old Wright's creditors about her husband's ears like a swarm of Wasps.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
"You think so," said a voice from behind a netting on the wall; "but that is because we wall-fruit are so rich and rare, young fingers are forbidden to touch us, while they are allowed to play with you; and besides, we keep a large army of Wasps, in bright yellow uniforms, to protect us against thieves.
"Lady Daisy and Other Stories"
Caroline Stewart

Famous quotes with Wasps

  • Laws are like Cobwebs which may catch small Flies, but let Wasps and Hornets break through.
    Jonathan Swift

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