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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A student at or a graduate of a (usually private) school for students who intend to go to college.

Usage examples (30)
  • Until the 1980s, a California preppy was all but oxymoronic.
  • Too scruffy even to be called preppy, the young Grace Kelly liked to dress down, perhaps as an apology for those looks.
  • I mean, your band, obviously, has been referred to as a preppy band, a bunch of privileged kids, you know, trying to be punkers.
  • Ben: It's a reflection of the dichotomy of east meets west, it's American preppy, which is the west, mixed with our travels to the east. for more
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