Yet Wall Street, for its first 200 years, remained a wasp preserve, where prejudice was practiced openly.
The club was originally established in answer to the wasp clubs around town that ardently kept Jews out.
But she made it clear what she had liked about him; he wasn't a wasp, or some facsimile of a Kennedy.
That you must carry everyone with you, swelling the ranks, is a hard-ridden wasp hobbyhorse.
Patton was also called a “wasp,” “offensive,” and “sheltered.”
Why does the wasp not pounce upon the little wretch of a Fly and get rid of her?
As he stretched out his hand up started the wasp and stung him on the nose.
The victim being now ready for burial, the wasp sexton proceeded to open the tomb.
Father (who has been stung by a wasp on the back of his neck).
Among the famous ships of the Americans in this war were two named the wasp.
Old English wæps, wæsp, altered (probably by influence of Latin vespa) from West Germanic *wabis- (cf. Old Saxon waspa, Middle Dutch wespe, Dutch wesp, Old High German wafsa, German Wespe, Danish hveps), from PIE *wobhes-/*wops- (cf. Latin vespa, Lithuanian vapsa, Old Church Slavonic vosa "wasp," Old Irish foich "drone"), perhaps from *webh- "weave" (see weave (v.)). If that is the correct derivation, the insect would be so called for the shape of its nest. Wasp-waist in reference to women's figures is recorded from 1870 (wasp-waisted is from 1775).
acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, 1962, often said to have been coined by University of Pennsylvania sociologist E. Digby Baltzell (1915-1996), but first recorded reference is in an article by E.B. Palmore in "American Journal of Sociology."
An acronym for “white Anglo-Saxon Protestant” — a member of what many consider to be the most privileged and influential group in American society.
[WWI British military; origin unknown; perhaps because the student's name was washed or scrubbed from the roster]