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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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"The Preppie Killer", who has fled to Ireland because he believes he will be victimised in his native New York, has unleashed an astonishing outburst, blaming the teenager he killed for playing too rough.
"NO PREPPIES: Most of the guys I go out with are very down to earth.
While Vans could be putting their ads in Thrasher, Transworld or 411 videos, they're advertising their stuff to all the preppies out there waiting anxiously for N'Sync to start their concert.
Trey Ellis's Platitudes, Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle and Tuff, and Colson Whitehead's John Henry Days skewer black preppies living in integrated worlds, as well as the boys from the hood.
Chambers earned The Preppy Killer name as American newspapers latched on to the Eighties phenomenon of "preppies" - materialistic young men obsessed with fashion and status.
Why we care: Best Supporting Actor nominee Benicio Del Toro plumbs the lower depths, including a seedy gay bar where he entraps dangerous Mexican assassin Francisco Flores (Clifton Collins Jr.) with mere steamy eye contact, and out actor Corey Spears pops up as one of the pill-popping preppies who lead Michael Douglas's daughter to perdition.
For example, like every public school boy from the hinterland, he was initially shocked by how many things preppies knew and he didn't.
Thousands of Preppies in state schools across Queensland are already benefitting from the additional support available each day, and we re ensuring this benefit continues throughout 2015.