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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

What is a WASP?

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I am not referring to bugs by the way.

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  • 2 months ago
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    It was a term used to talk about differences (mostly class differences) mostly in the northeast where WASPs tended to be more affluent than those who had immigrated from Catholic countries like Italian, Ireland, Mexico, etc. It was generalized to a certain type of life style, and a lack of emotional expression. A good example can be found in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" when the bride (of Greek heritages) meets her fiance's parents (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants).

    • Lili
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      2 months agoReport

      Catholics cannot be WASPs no matter how affluent they might be. That's the point. Because WASP means "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant," Catholics and Greek Orthodox people are excluded from the group by definition. No Catholic who immigrated from Ireland was or is a WASP.

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  • 2 months ago

    A female marvel comic character that can shrink to the level of an insect.

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  • jehen
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    2 months ago

    A stinging insect, or an acronym for White Anglo-saxon protestant

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  • 2 months ago

    It was a term used to talk about differences (mostly class differences) mostly in the northeast where WASPs tended to be more affluent than those who had immigrated from Catholic countries like Italian, Ireland, Mexico, etc. It was generalized to a certain type of life style, and a lack of emotional expression. A good example can be found in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" when the bride (of Greek heritages) meets her fiance's parents (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants). 

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  • Ian
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    2 months ago

    White anglo saxon protestant

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  • JB
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    2 months ago

    White Anglo-Saxon Princess. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070...

    It could also be a white anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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  • 2 months ago

    WASP is the acronym for White Anglo Saxon Protestant.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

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