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Definition of Wasp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Wasp

 noun
WASP noun
NAmE//wɑsp//
 
, NAmE//wɔsp//
 
(usually disapproving)
 
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the abbreviation forWhite Anglo-Saxon Protestant(a white American whose family originally came from northern Europe and is therefore thought to be from the most powerful section of society) a privileged WASP background
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Wasp

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