Anacronymal abbreviation of "Wealthy, Anglo-Saxon Protestant", used to describe rich, conservative (but often liberal) Anglo-Germanic descendants in the United States. Has origins in the Newport Gilded Age of the early 20th century, but has expanded as a description of such persons throughout the U.S.

The most striking example of WASP habitat are the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, where solidly affluent communities border small, devastated and ghetto-ridden cities.

Sometimes understood to be "White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant" but also considered redundant.
The WASP, Allison Banks, was raised in Kenilworth, IL, is attending Sarah Lawrence College, and, at age 21, has a fully intact hymen.

Hester Bessleston is a WASP and enjoys flying his vintage Beechcraft from his estate in Westport, CT to his identical one 60 miles away, in East Hampton, NY.
by BurkeDennings August 14, 2005
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

But nowadays we can leave the P off because it doesn't always apply. Catholics are becoming WASPy as hell because they have climbed up the socioeconomic ladder. Fairfield County is known for being WASPy yet most of the population is Catholic.
St. Francis Catholic church is the WASPiest church on earth.
by Willerr June 10, 2007
A person who is affulent and exudes class and clean cut-ness, if that means being preppy and belonging to yacht and country clubs than so be it.
Charlotte York is a WASP (before she converted)
by Carolyne July 08, 2006
1. white anglo-saxon protestant (or preppy white rich guy/ girl, generally in the New England area)
2. wildly amaxing sex pistol (very uncommon, also known as west coast WASP (vegas, guys)
3. white ass sanitary pimp (ie preppy rich guy who's "bad ass"...also called east coast WASP and is only used by some people)
1. That girl is such a WASP! If she was any more anal retentive she wouldn't be able to move.
2. That bitch thinks she's such a West WASP
3. That guy thinks he's so ganster but he's a WASP and we all know it.
by NeverMindXxXx October 24, 2006
Awesome 80s metal band from LA.
by Hairmetal October 21, 2003
Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. These are some hardcore ladies. Flew in WWII and then got pushed under the carpet by generals like Hap Arnold.
Thirty-eight WASP lost their lives while serving their country as military pilots, their bodies sent home in cheap pine boxes at the expense of their family or friends. These heroic women pilots were denied any military benefits or honrs--no gold stars in the window--not even so much as an American flag to drape their coffins.
by Jake July 16, 2004
God's frozen people
The WASPs at the club drink martinis by the tub.
by Mandingoe May 23, 2004
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