Definition of preppy
1 : a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school
2 : a person deemed to dress or behave like a preppy
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Meanwhile, dad chose preppy separates, complete with a pastel sweater draped casually around his shoulders.
THE KHAKIS A look made famous by '90s Gap ads, the white button-down and khaki combo is perhaps the ultimate preppy (slash business-casual) outfit.
Ivanka Trump, preppy in sunglasses and all-white knit pleated dress, posed for selfies with lawmakers in the Republican dugout.
A move by J. Crew Group Inc. to tame its $2 billion debt load is already meeting resistance from a group of creditors that’s been battling the preppy clothing chain over control of its brand.
When Drexler started at the company, the plan was to raise prices and sell a more colorful and pricier array of products, returning the label to its preppy mid-'90s heyday.
In the mid-2000s, J. Crew introduced a generation of young adults to preppy fashion, the edgier alternative to stodgy labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste that had dominated for decades.
His preppy aesthetic, sotto vocestyle and preference for backstage maneuvering seemingly sets him apart from his father-in-law — but the similarities outweigh the differences.
The case begins with these basic facts: After attending a costume party at the historic Mark Twain House in Hartford, a crew of preppy high schoolers snuck out to a secluded area at Adriaen's Landing for late-night partying on Halloween 2014.
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PREPPY Defined for English Language Learners
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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