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[prep] /prɛp/
noun
2.
a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run:
The race is a good prep for the Kentucky Derby.
3.
preparation:
dealer prep on the car included.
4.
the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.
adjective
5.
preparatory:
a prep school.
6.
involving or used for preparation:
the mortuary's prep room.
verb (used with object), prepped, prepping.
7.
to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.
8.
to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure, as by shaving and washing the skin with an antibacterial soap.
9.
to prepare (a vehicle or craft) for sale, use, a test drive, or a race.
verb (used without object), prepped, prepping.
10.
to prepare; get ready:
to prep for the game.
11.
to attend a preparatory school.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for prep

prep

/prɛp/
noun
1.
(informal) short for preparation (sense 5) (mainly US) preparatory school
verb preps, prepping, prepped
2.
(transitive) to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure

prep.

abbreviation
1.
preparation
2.
preparatory
3.
preposition
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Word Origin and History for prep
n.

1862, short for preparation. Prep school attested from 1895, short for preparatory school. First record of prep in the sense "student or graduate of a preparatory school" is from 1899 (also see preppie).

v.

slang shortening of prepare, 1908. Related: Prepped; prepping.

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prep in Medicine

prep (prěp)
v. prepped, prep·ping, preps
To prepare for a medical examination or surgical procedure.

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Slang definitions & phrases for prep

prep

adjective

Preparatory; preparing a student for college or university (1895+)

noun
  1. A preparatory school: She went to Georgetown Prep (1895+)
  2. preppy: If you don't listen to Green Day or Nirvana, then you're a ''prep'' (1980s+)
  3. Preparation; preliminary steps: The nurses did the prep for the operation (1927+ Medical)
verb
  1. To go to preparatory school: Where'd you prep? (1915+ Students)
  2. To prepare; get ready: a pitcher who has prepped earnestly for many years (1934+)

[prep, ''student at a preparatory school,'' is found by 1890, and prepster by the 1940s]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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prep in Technology


1. (PReP) PowerPC Reference Platform.
2. (PREP) PRogrammed Electronics Patterns. Language for designing integrated circuits. ["Computer Assisted Mask Production", R.L. Rosenfeld, Proc IEEE 57(9) Sep 1969].

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Related Abbreviations for prep

prep

preparatory

PREP

Pediatrics Review and Education Program

prep.

  1. preposition
  2. prepositional
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