Nowadays a word that is supposed to be insulting. the origin of this word is not insulting at all but is supposed to refer to a person that has gone to preperatory college.
"aw dawg she is such a bitch ass prep"
by chris wilson (canadian) January 01, 2006
Someone who likes to wear bright happy clothes. Someone who likes to smile, hang out with her friends, laugh. Someone who trys in school, but isn't perfect. Someone with lots of friends who she loves very much.
A lot of people appose preps before they get to know them. They're are mean types of preps, sure. But not all of them are like that.
by moira molly August 08, 2005
A prep is NOT some slutty bitch wearing A&F.

A prep is NOT the three chicks from mean girls.

A prep is NOT the guy who makes fun of you for wearing all black.

A prep is a gently reared east coast (mostly) *preparatory school attending* boy or girl. A prep knows certain things such as how to pronounce Greenwich Village and Boca Raton, what to wear at a country club, what exactly an oxford shirt is, what chinos are, to pull out the chair of the girl to the right of you when at dinner, how to play tennis and golf, where Vineyard Vines is from and about how much their bags cost. A prep knows what Seersuckers are and owns often more than one pair, they shop at places like St. Johns, Ralph Lauren Purple Label (and blue), Lily Pulitzer, LaCoste and sometimes J. Crew and Burberry.

A prep is often Old Money, meaning that they have had money in their family for generations. They are usually a family of doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. The major difference between a Old Money prep and a New Money prep is that New Money flaunts their wealth, where an Old Money prep has had money in their family for generations and is more careful.

They vacation at Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Hilton Head, South Beach, Coconut Grove, St. Bart's, Barbados, Boca Raton, Fiji, Sundance, Sun Valley, Alta, Telluride and Duck. They usually have more than one house, a ski house and a summer house. They usually go to ivy league colleges, popular choices are Harvard and Yale.

To tell a *real* prep look for certain things:

In a girl:
1) cable knit sweater from ralph lauren or lily

2) matching bow in hair

3) a skirt or pressed khakis sometimes a prep wears jeans, but only Sevens, Citizens of Humanity or Diesel.

4) fashionable sunglasses, often Chanel or Dior but ones that aren't overly gaudy.

5) popped collar and often double polo

6) pearl earrings and necklace, often a tiffany's bracelet.

7) a ribbon belt

In a guy:

1) cable knit sweater vest

2) polo, often lacoste

3) plaid pants, or pressed khakis

4) boat shoes

5) a shag hair cut

6) a really expensive watch, often Rolex
Girl 1: "Want to come with me to my house at the Vineyard? I mean you invited me to Sundance!"

Girl 2: "I'd love to! I have to finish writing my college essay though, my dad wants me to go to Yale."

Girl 1: "OMG! My dad wants me to go to Yale too! We can like, go together!!"
by firefly212 June 11, 2005
Arrogant richies with no brain.
by Anonymous May 16, 2003
The word prep comes from the word preparatory, meaning a preparatory school. True preps are totally not mainstream and they have an original style. They wouldn't dare shop at Abercrombie, Hollister, Aeropostale, etc..

Rather, they shop at stores like J Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pullitzer, and Small Boutiques. They take pride in their academics and usually end up in an ivy-leauge college. Most preps are very athletic, well-groomed, and carry themselves well. Despite what others say on this website, Preps usually have one or a few extreme talents that they work on hard, and are usually very creative. They do come from money. However, It is usually old money that has been past down by generations of preps. Preps don't usually flaunt their money. They are very conservative. The basic definition of preps is- classy people who have an original style and carry themselves well.

I really have no clue where people get the idea that preps are mainstream.
Non-Prep- "How would you describe yourself?"

Prep- "I'm preppy"

Non-Prep- "So you shop at abercrombie and aeropostale?"

Prep- "Are you serious? Of course not! Real preps would never shop there"
by yeahhhhman July 25, 2010
A stupid white kid who is overprivaliged but i somehow can get better grades, They used to be cool smart kids who went to prep schools, but now they are honky gringo bitches who wear ambercrombie and AE so they can show how rich they are but they are really poor and stupid. They are all white liberals who love Obama even more than black kids.

They say gay political things like we need everyone needs money but they wear expensive ambercrombie instead of donating to charity. witch I do and I think that it should be on its own will not govenment forced.

They make fun of mexicans but get angry when someone says black instead of african american.
Prep: I suck
by Vhlevanta December 22, 2009
upper class ass wipe who think they are better than everyone else because they have money or cars.
Also an insult
shut up prep.
by bangkokdangerous November 16, 2009

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