Waspy or Gay? Anyone Heard of This Before?

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    Sep 25, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever heard of this before? I was talking with a new friend and they we're lamenting that a lot of their type of guys were "WASPY types who they couldn't determine if they we're gay or not since they're so well put dressed and sound slightly effeminate" I asked for them to explain more and they said "you know... preppy Wall Street guys who went to good schools."

    Kind of thought that was odd of them to say but I've also heard of the term "Euro or gay" so who knows.

    Was just wondering if anyone heard of this since it's a first for me. Seems there's too many types of guys to keep track of now within the gay community.
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    Sep 25, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    I aint heard of this terminology before. Waspy... hmmm...
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    Sep 25, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    Preppy fashion is in style apparently. So I guess that's where that came from. But this is the first time I've heard it.
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    Sep 25, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    Let me guess?
    She asked to barrow your Gay-dar.

    Haven't heard Waspy used in this context; pretty sure it's outdated, but yeah, with all the "don't label me bro's" and blurring of sexuality, you almost feels sorry for the girls.
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    Sep 25, 2013 7:56 PM GMT
    Waspy means u wear boat shoes, polo golf shirts, J. Crew shorts or polo shorts...brightly colored ones are acceptable whether it be light green, red, blue, khaki colored, usually worn above the knee and fitted.

    Also, I'm noticing here on the east coast cuffed jeans are all the rage. Slimfit or skinny jeans cuffed at the bottom so the ankle is exposed...with a formal-ish brown shoe...like a leather shoe with 1 or 2 buckles. Don't really like that look so much....it's ok, but seems a little try-hard....

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    Sep 26, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    WASP traditionally has meant White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Often it meant upper class, white collar.
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    Sep 26, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
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    Sep 26, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    Import saidWaspy means u wear boat shoes, polo golf shirts, J. Crew shorts or polo shorts...brightly colored ones are acceptable whether it be light green, red, blue, khaki colored, usually worn above the knee and fitted.

    Also, I'm noticing here on the east coast cuffed jeans are all the rage. Slimfit or skinny jeans cuffed at the bottom so the ankle is exposed...with a formal-ish brown shoe...like a leather shoe with 1 or 2 buckles. Don't really like that look so much....it's ok, but seems a little try-hard....



    That's probably what the look is more or less; boat shoes, polos, khakis from JCrew... pretty common with lots of guys here in NYC and especially around New England. Cuffed skinny jeans leans toward hipster. Maybe a mix of both styles.. prepster? haha

    Did a little research just out of curiosity and didn't realize how many gay guys have adopted the look in recent years; although anyone can dress anyway they want.
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    Sep 26, 2013 8:57 AM GMT
    Would this be like a well-heeled metrosexual?
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    Sep 26, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidWould this be like a well-heeled metrosexual?


    Basically. This breed would be distinguished by a wardrobe well stocked with Brooks Brothers or J Press.
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    Sep 26, 2013 12:03 PM GMT
    No, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Prince William are WASPs

    Preppies go to Andover, Choate, Lawrenceville and the Kent School
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    Sep 26, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    There are lots of effete snobs in blue blazers with pocket squares, who sip cocktails between acts of the ballet or opera and go on about how fabulous the performance has been so far, who don't possess the slightest hint of lavender in bed. I know whereof the OP speaks. BTW nothing was said by him about the gender of his friend who brought the subject up.
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    Sep 26, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    somersault saidNo, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Prince William are WASPs

    Preppies go to Andover, Choate, Lawrenceville and the Kent School


    Philips academy in Andover?
    What about Deerfield academy? or Buckingham, Browne and Nichols schools?
    I'd even go so far as to to say the Spence School, The Dalton School in Manhattan.... and Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

    Love those types of school. Quality students who are going places.
    So much better than the basic public school bitches.
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    Sep 27, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    George Bush a WASP? Not quite since he traded his Maine upbringing for his fake Texas twang... Not sure he'd be welcome in Cape Cod or Newport with his cowboy hat on.

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    somersault saidNo, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Prince William are WASPs

    Preppies go to Andover, Choate, Lawrenceville and the Kent School


    Philips academy in Andover?
    What about Deerfield academy? or Buckingham, Browne and Nichols schools?
    I'd even go so far as to to say the Spence School, The Dalton School in Manhattan.... and Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

    Love those types of school. Quality students who are going places.
    So much better than the basic public school bitches.


    Or St Paul's for that matter or Lakeside Academy for West Coast preps. Those who graduated from private English schools like Eton, Westminster are the WASPiest of WASP's. But that's getting into a level above mainstream preppy.

    It's a small segment of the population so my friend will have a hard time finding one. Maybe he's trolling outside of the private clubs on the Upper East Side now.
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    Sep 27, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    I heard of the term *WASP, WASPY before yeah!.
    It stands for White Anglo Saxon Protestants! or you can hear it as referred to a very WASPY neighborhood like Brentwood LA or Beverly Hills! It's usually referred to Pretty/Rich white people/men usually sometimes gay who are privileged, went to Boarding school and grad from Ivy league/East coast colleges.