Definition of Wasp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//wɒsp//
; NAmE NAmE//wɑːsp//
(also WASP) (especially North American English, usually disapproving)
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the abbreviation for White 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 Word Origin1960s: acronym from white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Wasp

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