a young Jewish girl, especially a wealthy or spoilt one. An acronym of 'Jewish American Princess'. A member of a social subgroup supposedly character-ised by behaving in a comically spoilt, acquisitive and/or self-indulgent way. Princess here recalls the indulgent term of (usually paternal) affection, and the haughtiness of the subject. Following the Preppie Handbook, a JAP Handbook was published in 1983 analysing every aspect of the phenomenon.
► 'What does a JAP make for dinner? Res-ervations. ' (Evening Standard, 9 May 1988)

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