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noun [C] uk (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.
adjective uk   /ˈwɒs.pi/ us    /ˈwɑː.spi/ (also Waspish)
(Definition of WASP noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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