preppie

preppy

[prep-ee]
noun, plural preppies.
1.
a person who is a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school.
2.
a person who favors or is viewed as favoring clothing style or behavior associated with traditional preparatory schools.
adjective, preppier, preppiest.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of preparatory schools or their students.
4.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or being a style in dress or mode of behavior of a preppy.
Also, preppie.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; prep + -y1, -y2

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preppy (ˈprɛpɪ)
 
adj
1.  characteristic of or denoting a fashion style of neat, understated, and often expensive clothes; young but classic: suggesting that the wearer is well off, upper class, and conservative
 
n , -pies
2.  a person exhibiting such style
 
[C20: originally US, from preppy a person who attends or has attended a preparatory school before college]

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preppie
see prep
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preppie
a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school
preppy
a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school
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