The club was originally established in answer to the wasp clubs around town that ardently kept Jews out.
Yet Wall Street, for its first 200 years, remained a wasp preserve, where prejudice was practiced openly.
That you must carry everyone with you, swelling the ranks, is a hard-ridden wasp hobbyhorse.
Elvis Presley was a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, as is Bill Clinton, but they are not what anyone means by “wasp.”
But Harry, handsome ex-Marine and feted author, is greedy for more happiness than Maddy, a wasp goddess, gives him.
Why does the wasp not pounce upon the little wretch of a Fly and get rid of her?
I have got away from the wasp's nest only to tumble into the middle of the swarm!
The victim being now ready for burial, the wasp sexton proceeded to open the tomb.
The wasp flew inside, and found that their enemy was away from home.
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]