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30 / 05 / 2007

PREPPY (US): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: Preppy

This word also came up in last Saturday's Ziggurat Breakfast Club.

It means: a young person who goes, or went, to an expensive private school and who dresses and acts in a way that is thought to be typical of such a school. These are often called prep schools (preparatory schools)

This is an informal expression that is mostly used in US English. For more information see Wikipedia: The information included on Wikipedia is quite interesting.

Example 1:
I don't know if her parents will like me; I don't live in an expensive neighbourhood and I don't have a preppy image and I don't wear preppy clothes.

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