1. hornet

noun. ['ˈhɔrnɪt'] large stinging paper wasp.


  • Vespula maculifrons
  • Vespa crabro
  • white-faced hornet
  • yellow hornet
  • vespid
  • giant hornet
  • bald-faced hornet
  • vespid wasp
  • Vespula maculata


  • hernet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hyrnetu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Hornet

  • cornett

Example sentences of the word hornet

1. Noun, singular or mass
Their bite is not unlike that of the sting of a wasp or hornet.

2. Verb, base form
Due to their aggressive nature, always take proper precautions when it comes to hornet nest extermination.