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Definition of Wasp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



WASP noun
, 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
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