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.
by Jessica April 15, 2004
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aw f**k I got stung by a wasp!!!!!!!!!!!
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Historically an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, but used traditionally and frequently to mean White Affluent Schooled Person(s), regardless of a precise national origin or specific christian denomination or religion. Especially relevant in references to persons or families with old money ties in positions of certain power, notably those residing in certain pockets on the East Coast.

Commonly used with an inherently negative connotation by non-WASPS.

The term is often associated and used interchangeably in reference to the perceived subculture of "Prep", "Preppy", "Prepdom" because of historical and unmistakable ties.

The acronym "wasp" has not become commercialized as greatly as the perceived "prep" lifestyle through clothing companies which try to sell this lifestyle to the aspiring common populace who strive to overcome the reality of exclusivity.
Joe - "this is such a waspy neighborhood!" Catherine - "Welcome to Stepford!"

did you see those people? Such wasps!
by anon85 February 4, 2011
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Historically an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, but used traditionally and frequently to mean White Affluent Schooled Person(s), regardless of a precise national origin or specific christian denomination or religion. Especially relevant in references to persons or families with old money ties in positions of certain power.

Commonly used with an inherently negative connotation by non-WASPS.

The term is often associated and used interchangeably in reference to the perceived subculture of "Prep", "Preppy", "Prepdom" because of historical and unmistakable ties.

"WASP" has not been attempted to be commercialized as greatly as the perceived "PREP" lifestyle by clothing companies which attempt to sell a lifestyle through mere clothing to the aspiring common populace for monetary gain as opposed to accurately representing the reality of exclusivity.
Joe - "this is such a waspy neighborhood!" Catherine - "Welcome to Stepford!"

did you see those people? Such wasps!
by anon85 February 1, 2011
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White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

a. A descendant from English ancestors who was born in America.
b. A typically affluent Connecticut resident.
c. Someone who thinks most catholics are a bunch of blind sheep.

The rich WASP from Connecticut can think for himself. He doesn't need a money/power hungry church to tell him how to live.
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Awesome 80s metal band from LA.
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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
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