What Does WASP Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

WASP means "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant."

More Observations...

WASPs are the white middle and upper classes, typically of Northern European (but not necessarily Protestant) descent, that have dominated society and politics for most of modern history, especially in the US, but also in Australia and New Zealand. The term WASP is often used negatively by non-WASPs, especially by members of disadvantaged social groups. "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant" is sometimes abbreviated as WAP.

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When I write WASP, I mean this:

meaning of WASP

"White Anglo-Saxon Protestant"

Summary of Key Points

"White Anglo-Saxon Protestant" is, by far, the most common meaning for WASP when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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