Collective Noun for Wasps

What Is a Group of Wasps Called?

A group of wasps is called a swarm.
Collective NounUsage
swarma swarm of wasps
collective noun for wasps
swarm of wasps

Other Words for a Group of Wasps

While swarm is the most common collective noun for wasps, a group of wasps is also called a nest.

What Type of Word is "Swarm"?

The word "swarm" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Swarm Is" or "Swarm Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "swarm" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The swarm is moving nearer.
  • The swarm are moving in different directions.
Here are 300 more collective nouns for animals.

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