A common misconception is that a prep is someone who shops at American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister and pariticpates in school sports and activites. A prep is actually one who attends a prepatory school, usually on the east coast, comes from an old rich family and dresses in labels like Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. A prep wears sweater vests, plays tennis, is a country club member and is destined for a top Ivy League school.
a prep is someone who thinks their all that and a bag of doritos
prep is short for preparation. it is a course or time period you use to study or learn some basic information before doing the harder class.
The word comes from “preparatory” as in a preparatory school, and Webster defines preppy as “relating to or being a style of dress characterized especially by classic clothing and neat appearance” (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/preppy... ). It alludes to upper-middle-class wealth and more expensive clothing.
Urban dictionary has some more colorful definitions: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.ph... , http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.ph... . Most of the definitions aren’t very complimentary, but mostly it’s used to mean conformity to teen-age norms and stereotypes.
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