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An acronym for “white Anglo-Saxon Protestant” — a member of what many consider to be the most privileged and influential group in American society.
: Westchester and Darien and places like that, WASP countrynoun
A person of non-minority or nonethnic background, ancestry, etc, as conceived in the United States; a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant: The Republican Party is run largely by ''wasps'' (1962+ Sociologists)
[said to have been coined by the Philadelphia author E Digby Baltzell]