Intended as a derogatory term; in the past it was an acronym for White Anglo Saxon Protestant, and sometimes White Affluent Schooled Person. The term referred to a group that was believed to wield disproportionate social and media influence and power.
The new WASP of today is actually White American Straight and has a Penis, as this audience is typically the default normative of most social and media presentations in America today, with all other groups being labeled as abnormal deviations.
Rarely does anyone bother to expressly state that something is created by, for, or composed of "red-blooded American Caucasian males" or "typical American White Guys" because such is the naturally assumed default. However, if the creation deviates from this it will most likely be labeled as such. If something is created by, for, or composed of blacks, foreigners, gays, or females it will almost always be noted because it is a deviation and not the assumed social / media default.
This show is so WASP-y, the entire cast is just straight, white, American guys with only the occasional token foreigner, black person, or gay; and all the female characters only exist to be cheerleaders or love interests. Clearly this show was created by WASP-s for WASP-s!
white anglo-saxon protestant. this usually refers to affluent people in the new england area, but also whites of "old money" in other areas throughout the country.
Jenny's comfortable lifestyle of prep schools, homes in nantucket and westchester, and long-line of descendants from the same area made people label her a wasp.
Evil scary yellow and black stripey insect that flies around stinging people and has a nasty little face like Darth Vader, not to be confused with the humble bumble bee who is just a little flying teddy bear that makes jam and gets shit-faced on pollen.
I'm not going out, I can see a wasp out there, it will kill us all.
1) stands for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
2) people who usually come from privileged background, typically in the New England area
3) abbreviation for Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, and Pomona (the top four Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation. Strangely, those colleges are full of WASPs themselves)
1) If John Kerry were Protestant, he would be a WASP.
2) George W. Bush is a WASP
3) Dukkakis went to a WASP college
white anglo saxon protestant
Everyone who is a PREP and embraces it. For everybody who spends the final weeks of the year tossing the disc or playing lacrosse on the circle of their boarding school, wearing the spring colors from Polo, Lacoste, and Lilly Pulitzer. You tretch through the northeast snow with help from your LL Bean boots and stay warm with their slippers, and yes, the JCrew people do know you by name. You play at least two raquet sports, bonus points for paddle and raquet ball and tend to vacation on the shore, ACK, or Martha's Vineyard. If you pop your pastel polo collars, wear aviators, ribbon belts, and own Nantucket Reds, then this is the group for you. For every girl who wants to get a guy with hockey hair and to the guys who have to keep their blazers on because hey, thats the classy thing to do.you define old money by owning a yacht and a summer house and belong to at least two country clubs.
Most WASPS end up at boarding schools...
credit to jamie burchfield :)
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
Descendants 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 of Angles 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.
1) A White Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a person of English descent who follows one of the branches of Protestanism, typically Anglicanism (Church of England); Anglo-Saxon is not be mixed up with just Caucasian, Anglo-Saxon refers to the Germanic invaders who conquered England shortly after the Romans fell from power, thus it refers to strictly to English people and their descendants.
WASP - White Anglo-Saxon Protestant