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preppy

noun prep·py \ ˈpre-pē \
variants: or preppie
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of preppy

plural preppies
1 : a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school
2 : a person deemed to dress or behave like a preppy

Origin and Etymology of preppy


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preppy

adjective
variants: or preppie

Definition of preppy

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

play \ˈpre-pə-lē\ adverb

preppiness

play \ˈpre-pē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of preppy

1900


PREPPY Defined for English Language Learners

preppy

noun

Definition of preppy for English Language Learners

  • : someone who dresses or acts like a student at a prep school (such as by wearing neat, somewhat formal clothing or by using particular words and phrases)


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