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Is wasp a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word wasp is a Scrabble US word. The word wasp is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word wasp is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

W4A1S1P3

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Valid words made from Wasp

You can make 16 words from 'wasp' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'wasp'

PAWS 9SPAW 9
SWAP 9WAPS 9
WASP 9 

3 letters words from 'wasp'

ASP 5PAS 5
PAW 8SAP 5
SAW 6SPA 5
WAP 8WAS 6

2 letters words from 'wasp'

AS 2AW 5
PA 4 

All 4 letters words made out of wasp

wasp awsp wsap swap aswp sawp waps awps wpas pwas apws paws wspa swpa wpsa pwsa spwa pswa aspw sapw apsw pasw spaw psaw

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word wasp. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in wasp.

Definitions and meaning of wasp

wasp

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒsp/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /wɑsp/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /wæsp/

Etymology 1

From Middle English wasp, waspe, waps, from Old English wæsp, wæps (wasp), from Proto-Germanic *wapsō, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (wasp), from *webʰ- (weave) (referring to the insect's woven nests). Compare Dutch wesp, German Wespe, Danish hveps. The metathesis of s and p reflects a process of some generality in Old English, cf. ascian ~ acsian (to ask); here, Latin vespa (wasp) (also a cognate- cf. Old French wespe) may have helped tilt the scales in favour of -sp.

Noun

wasp (plural wasps)

  1. Any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet.
  2. (entomology) Any of the members of suborder Apocrita, excepting the ants (family Formicidae) and bees (clade Anthophila).
    1. Any of the members of the family Vespidae.
  3. A person who behaves in an angry or insolent way, hence waspish.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: waswasi (reduplicated)
Translations

See also

  • bee
  • hornet

Etymology 2

Originally an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

Noun

wasp (plural wasps)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)

References

Further reading

  • wasp on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • APWs, AWPs, WAPs, WSPA, paws, spaw, swap, waps

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • wappes, waps, waspe

Etymology

From Old English wæps, wæsp, from Proto-Germanic *wapsō, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰséh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wasp/

Noun

wasp (plural waspes)

  1. wasp

Descendants

  • English: wasp
    • Sranan Tongo: waswasi (reduplicated)
  • Scots: wasp, wesp

References

  • “wasp, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-17.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • watery, damp.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)