preppy

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Etymology[edit]

prep +‎ -y, with a doubling of the p to ensure proper pronunciation.

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preppy (comparative preppier or more preppy, superlative preppiest or most preppy)

  1. relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools
    • 1999, Detroit Rock City (movie)
      So, Jam, who did your wardrobe, Tad the preppie sailboat captain?

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Usually derogatory, and often implying undeserved wealth.

Noun[edit]

preppy (plural preppies)

  1. A student of a prep school. [from mid 20th c.]

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