white Anglo-Saxon Protestant

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Noun1.white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
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Doctorow wrote about three remarkable families at the beginning of the century--one upper-middle-class, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, one socialist immigrant Jewish, and one Harlem black--whose lives become dramatically intertwined.
Summary: Najla Said was born in New York and, baptized Episcopalian, she was raised a WASP -- White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
With the same kind of zeal that fired their small groups of foundresses to give their lives to make life better and faith deeper for poor Catholic immigrants in a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant country, this generation of the 1960s ventured out of the Catholic ghettoes of their own time to do the same.
If Barack Obama becomes the 44th president on Tuesday, it will symbolize a tectonic shift from a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant United States to a multiethnic America, said The Observer in an editorial yesterday.
For the first time, the minorities had succeeded in electing a president against the wishes of the white Anglo-Saxon protestant majority.
IF YOU though WASP stood for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, you're wrong.