Definitions for preppyˈprɛp i

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  1. preppy(Noun)

    A student of a prep school.

  2. preppy(Adjective)

    relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools

  3. Origin: with a doubling of the p to ensure proper pronunciation.

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  1. Preppy

    Preppy, preppie, or prep refers to a modern, widespread subculture in the United States. Preppy is both an American adjective and an American noun, while prep is only an American noun, traditionally used in relation to Northeastern private university-preparatory schools and denotes a person seen as characteristic of an attendee or alumni of these schools. The noun prep has become a colloquialism in the United States and has largely replaced the noun preppy. Characteristics of preps include a particular subcultural speech, vocabulary, dress, mannerisms, etiquette, and accent reflective of an upper-class, Northeastern upbringing.


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