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Definition of preppy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preppy

 noun
(also preppie) noun
BrE BrE//ˈprepi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprepi//
 
(pl. preppies) (North American English, informal)
 
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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 Word Origin early 20th cent.: from prep school + -y.

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