Definitions for preppyˈprɛp i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prep•pyˈprɛp i(n.)(pl.)-pies

or prep•pie

  1. (n.)a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a person whose clothing or behavior is associated with traditional preparatory schools.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a preppy:

    preppy clothes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of preppy:

1895–1900, Amer.

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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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