White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
of colonial-era immigrants from the British Isles--especially England, but also
from Wales and Scotland
(irrespective of the fact that Scots and Welsh people are predominantly
descended from Celts, not descendants
and Saxons)--who belonged to the Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Episcopalian
(Anglican) denominations of Protestantism.
The term is redundant because all Anglo-Saxons are white.
To this day in America, the W.A.S.P.s
are the one group about which--in a politically
correct atmosphere--jokes can be made with impunity.