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
Origin and Etymology of preppy
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
Recent Examples of preppy from the Web
The pattern has grown beyond its preppy reputation and manifested itself into wrap dresses, '90s-style bib-neck minis, and sharp pencil skirts—though, the easy, breezy, and quintessentially vibe remains a constant.
The sun room was a vision of the classic pink and green preppy combo in decor and desserts -- cookies by Joan Farrell-Mathis, macaroon trees by Sucre, Lil Bitz cake balls, and other assorted sweets from ETC!
Versace took a youthful turn this season too, reappropriating their classic '90s silk shirts and jackets, alongside baby pink color block combos and preppy jumpers.
The once go-to source for preppy clothing also saw the high-profile exit of creative director Jenna Lyons.
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.
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First Known Use of preppy
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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