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WASP

noun [C] (also Wasp)     /wɒsp/ US  /wɑːsp/ mainly US disapproving
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (= a white American whose family originally came from northern Europe , and is therefore part of a group often considered as having the most influence and the most money in American society ): My mother comes from an old WASP family which has been in this country for 350 years .People of specific racial or ethnic background Waspy     /ˈwɒs.pi/ US  /ˈwɑː.spi/ adjective (also Waspish)
(Definition of WASP noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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