The Jewish American Princess, or JAP, embodies both an attitude and a style of dressing.
The archetype was forged in the mid-1950s, in concert with the Jewish-American middle-class ascent. Where it came from, nobody knows. The JAP has survived through an alliance with pop culture — showing her face sporadically in books, in music, and onscreen, even up to the present.
The JAP is neither Jewish nor American alone.