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WASP is an acronym standing for "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant", generally considered to have been coined by E. Digby Baltzell[?] as a convenient shorthand in his 1964 book The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy & Caste in America[?]. (An E. B. Palmore[?] is also credited with defining it in a 1962 journal article.)



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