preppy
I. noun or preppie (plural preppies) Etymology: 1prep Date: 1967 1. a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school 2. a person deemed to dress or behave like a preppy II. adjective or preppie Date: 1967 1. relating to, characteristic of, or being a preppy 2. relating to or being a style of dress characterized especially by classic clothing and neat appearance • preppily adverbpreppiness noun

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  • preppy — or preppie [prep′ē] n. pl. preppies a student at or graduate of a preparatory school adj. preppier, preppiest designating, of, or like the fashion, esp. in clothes, associated with preparatory schools …   English World dictionary

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  • Preppy — Als Preppy, Preppie oder Prep werden im englischen Sprachraum Schüler beziehungsweise Absolventen einer renommierten weiterführenden Schule („Preparatory school“) bezeichnet, die aus einem wohlhabenden Elternhaus stammen, das oft der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • preppy — [[t]pre̱pi[/t]] preppies 1) N COUNT Preppies are young people, especially in America, who have often been to an expensive private school and who are conventional and conservative in their attitudes, behaviour, and style of dress. [mainly AM] 2)… …   English dictionary

  • preppy — UK [ˈprepɪ] / US adjective mainly American typical of well educated young people who wear expensive traditional clothes the preppy look Derived word: preppy UK / US noun countable Word forms preppy : singular preppy plural preppies …   English dictionary

  • preppy — prep·py agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} agg.inv., di capo o stile di abbigliamento, piuttosto elegante e distinto, che si ispira a quello degli studenti dei college inglesi e statunitensi: moda preppy | agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv.,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • preppy — n American a. a student or ex student of an American preparatory school. The term was popularised by Erich Segal in his best selling novel Love Story. American prep schools (as opposed to the British version which educates boys from 8 to 13)… …   Contemporary slang

  • preppy — prep•py or prep•pie [[t]ˈprɛp i[/t]] n. pl. pies, 1) cvb a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school 2) cvb a person whose clothing or behavior is associated with traditional preparatory schools 3) cvb of, pertaining to, or characteristic… …   From formal English to slang

  • preppy — /prep ee/, n., pl. preppies, adj., preppier, preppiest. n. 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… …   Universalium

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