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JAP

noun; acronym
An American girl with wealthy Jewish parents who is generally spoiled and high-maintenance
 
Acronym using the first letters of the words Jewish, American, and Princess to describe a person who encompasses all three of these qualities
Etymology : Jewish - 1540s, from Jew + -ish. Old English had Iudeisc; early Middle English used Judewish, Judeish (late 12c.). Figurative use in reference to extortionate money-lending attested by c.1600. American - 1781, in reference to words or phrases distinct from British use, coined by John Witherspoon (1723-1794), president of Princeton College, from American + -ism. (American English "English language as spoken in the United States" is first recorded 1806, in Webster.) Americanism in the patriotic sense "attachment to the U.S." is attested from 1797, first found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Princess - late 14c., "woman of royal or noble birth; daughter or wife of a ruler or prince; female ruler," a native formation, or else from Old French princesse, fem. of prince (see prince). Cf. Medieval Latin principissa, Italian principessa. As a colloquial form of address to a woman or girl, it is recorded from 1924 (as a term of address to a lover, early 15c.). (Online Etymology Dictionary)
Source : Heard in New Jersey conversation, August, 2013 Boy 1: “ How was your date?” Boy 2: “Terrible, turns out she was a total JAP and thought the restaurant I brought her to was beneath her. Also, she ordered the most expensive meal they had.”
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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