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prep school

Origin of prep school
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • She played on a team all the time she was at Wildreth, a prep school she was graduated from.

  • I flunked in geometry at the prep school I attended last year.

  • The slicker was a definite element of success, differing intrinsically from the prep school "big man."

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • I had to go to church a lot when I was in prep school, and I never yet heard a sermon on it.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • Tut had played mighty good football at prep school, but this upstart kept him from his rightful place here.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons
British Dictionary definitions for prep school

prep school

noun
1.
(informal) See preparatory school
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Slang definitions & phrases for prep school

prep school

adjective

: prep school grad

noun phrase

A preparatory school, usually rather expensive and aristocratic (1895+)

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