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WASP

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.
Waspy
adjective uk   /ˈwɒs.pi/ us    /ˈwɑː.spi/ ( also Waspish)
Translations of “WASP”
in Korean 말벌…
in Arabic دَبّور…
in French guêpe…
in Turkish eşek arısı…
in Italian vespa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黃蜂,螞蜂…
in Russian оса…
in Polish osa…
in Spanish (blanco, anglosajón, protestante)…
in Portuguese vespa…
in German die Wespe…
in Catalan vespa…
in Japanese スズメバチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄蜂,胡蜂…
(Definition of WASP noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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