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preppie

1. adjective, slang Having the look or manner of an expensive preparatory school student, typically characterized by wealth, snobbishness, and an adoption of current fashions, trends, or styles. I hate the preppie clothes he's been wearing ever since he started hanging out with the cool kids at school. He's a bit preppie, sure, but he's smart and is actually really interested in classic literature.
2. noun, slang A person who affects the look or manner of an expensive preparatory school student. She's just another preppie who get's a get-out-jail-free card anytime she screws up, huh? Why do you spend your time with that preppie? He's such a jerk!

preppy

1. adjective, slang Having the look or manner of an expensive preparatory school student, typically characterized by wealth, snobbishness, and an adoption of current fashions, trends, or styles. I hate the preppy clothes he's been wearing ever since he started hanging out with the cool kids at school. He's a bit preppy, sure, but he's smart and is actually really interested in classic literature.
2. noun, slang A person who affects the look or manner of an expensive preparatory school student. She's just another preppy who get's a get-out-jail-free card anytime she screws up, huh? Why do you spend your time with that preppy? He's such a jerk!

preppie

and preppy
1. mod. in the manner or style of a student at a preparatory school. I just love your preppy coat.
2. n. a young person who dresses and acts like a student at a preparatory school. Those preppies are having fun now, but how will they support themselves?

preppy

verb

preppy

A certain style of dress, such as madras shorts and loafers, and behavior. The term, which alludes to a typical traditional preparatory school associated with such styles, dates from the 1970s and became widespread through a book, The Official Preppy Handbook (1980). It stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year. It was followed by a sequel, True Prep (2010), supposedly addressed to the core readership. The term continues to be used, both as a noun and an adjective (as in “preppy manners”) despite social changes that occurred over three decades. See also yuppie.
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Some of my classmates were preppier than Muffy at Star, and had better taste.
Not to mention Donny Osmond, looking preppier than ever; Kiri te Kanawa, trilling a highly Puccini-esque sample of the as-yet-unfinished "Phantom" continuation; and the roller-skating cast of "Starlight Express," the last of which was repped by only one number, while "By Jeeves" was alone among Lloyd Webber's 12 shows in being repped by none.