prep school
noun Date: 1895 preparatory school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prep school — prep schools 1) N VAR: oft prep N In Britain, a prep school is a private school where children are educated until the age of 11 or 13. 2) N VAR In the United States, a prep school is a private school for students who intend to go to college after …   English dictionary

  • prep school — n. PREPARATORY SCHOOL * * * ➡ preparatory school. * * * …   Universalium

  • prep school — n [U and C] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: preparatory school] informal a ↑preparatory school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prep school — prep ,school noun count or uncount 1. ) in the U.S., a private school for children over the age of 11 that prepares them for college 2. ) in the U.K., a private school for children between the ages of 7 or 8 and 11or 13 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prep school — prep′ school n. cvb edu preparatory school • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • prep school — n. PREPARATORY SCHOOL …   English World dictionary

  • prep school — n. = PREPARATORY SCHOOL. Etymology: abbr. of PREPARATORY * * * prep school, Informal. a preparatory school. * * * n. another term for preparatory school * * * noun, pl ⋯ schools [count] 1 US : a private school that prepares students for college 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • prep school — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms prep school : singular prep school plural prep schools 1) in the UK, a private school for children between the ages of 7 or 8 and 11 or 13 2) in the US, a private school for children over the age of …   English dictionary

  • prep school — [ˈprep ˌskuːl] noun [C/U] 1) in the UK, a private school for children between the ages of 7 or 8 and 11 or 13 2) in the US, a private school for children over the age of 11 that prepares them for college …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • prep school — /ˈprɛp skul/ (say prep skoohl) noun → preparatory school …   Australian English dictionary

  • prep school — noun /ˈprɛpˌskuːl/ a) A private school intended to prepare its students to get into prestigious universities. b) A private primary school which prepares its pupils for the most commonly at the age of eleven, and subsequent entry into public… …   Wiktionary

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