One who cares about personal appearance, shops at nice stores, and is generally more image-conscience then others. The term prep has been identified with bitches and sluts, which is a stereotype and is rarely true.

Originally derived from preparatory schools, prep has turned into a term people use to classify a certain group of people who act and dress a certain way. This does not mean that all preps are the same or that they are all bad or good.

Prep seems to be used as a derogatory term, when really it is just another name for a clique or group of people. I think of prep as either a meaningless term or a positive one.
Person One: Did you see that slut face bitch? She is such a prep!
Person Two: Maybe if you took the time to get to know her you wouldn't think of preps in such a negative way :)
by Julieee April 24, 2006
Unlike most people here have said preps are not just slutty girls in Abercrombie (most preps dont even wear Abercrombie) and boys with popped collars and gelled hair.

A prep is somebody who goes to a prep school. Often wearing pastel colors and polos. They play sports like lacrosse, hockey, and squash. Generally overuse terms such as "chill" "legit" "bro" and "unreal"But does this really make them so terrible? So what if wear a ribbon in my hair? That doesn't mean I think I am so much better than everybody else. A common misconception is that all preps are brainwashed by the media. This is blatantly untrue. Preps don't all listen to the same music, don't tYpE lYk th!s, and don't just hate anyone who is different.

Everybody on this site likes to describe the typical prep stereotype, which is generally only seen in movies. Maybe if you actually took the time to talk to a prep, you would realize this. All you are doing is building false stereotypes
two fake preps-
fake prep girl: like omg lets go to Abercrombie!!!!
fake prep guy: no ima go beat up some freak
fake prep girl: or we could just have sex!!
fake prep guy: okay but we have to invite the hockey team
fake prep girl: sure!!!

two real preps-
prep guy 1: yo, wanna go play some lax after school?
prep guy 2: nah bro, i gotta go find mr. larkson, he's letting me retake the latin test
prep guy 1: nice, he's so chill about that stuff
prep guy 2: i know. its unreal
by hockey126 February 27, 2009
The items that one has stored in preparation for a disaster of any type
canned food and bottled water are preps
by TomTheTruckdriver February 04, 2009
Originally used to imply those who are attending prepatory schools, it is now interpreted by the modern generation to denote a certain denomination of the high school population which are resricted to the following fashions.

- Hollister
- Abercrombie and Fitch
- Lulu Lemon
- Uggs
- Leggings

Most preps belong to caucasian suburban families often higher in their social classes. They are often intensely concerned about their social status and do all in their power as to keep with the latest fashions, thus producing the inability to develop any diverse personality. They are often found mingling amoung their ilk at schools and enjoy the local country clubs and ridiculing those whom they deem inferior (those with a personality, those of poorer families and virtually any who do not conform to their social ideals.

Preps oppose emos and ghettos although seem to have some strange mutual understanding for the drug-abusing cliques at high school. It is assumed their lack of hostility is due to the drug clique's supplying the preps' drug habits.
Jimmy was appalled at how increasingly fast the girls at his school began jumping on the uggs fashion band wagon during the winter months, the prep fashion had taken it's grip.

Jimmy: "You can't find any individual girl at school, they all look alike!"

Bobby: "Too many Lulu Lemons headbands"
by jerry seinfiellls February 18, 2009
let's take this from someone who's lived in new england all her life.

a prep is usually a well-bred person who goes to prep school, boarding school, or private school, but not always. he/she can go to public school, too. they are pretty well-mannered and care alot about their academics. at least most of us do. some of us do come from a wealthy family. we're all usually involved in some sort of hobby such as field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, or my personal favorite, swimming, to be concerned about labeling anyone else. fashion is really important to us, or at least to me. we like looking nice, but we have no intention of flaunting or shoving price tags under everyone else's noses. my personal favorite places to shop are ralph lauren, lacoste, j.crew, sometimes lilly pulitzer and juicy couture. we like to wear juicy but we don't overdo it, vera bradleys are nice, and we love wearing our north face jackets in the winter, and occasionally we'll wear some burberry. but not all preps dress that way. some preps can dress in abercrombie & fitch, american eagle, and hollister co. and that doesn't make them any less than equal to those who do splurge a little. on vacations, new england "preps" do tend to spend weekends at the hamptons, in cape cod, or in martha's vineyard, but over here, that's just pure culture.

but you can ignore all that if oyu want because being a prep isn't about the school you go to, where you went this summer, or what you wear. it's all about the way you act and the definition of being well-mannered.
example of a prep: every prep is pretty much different. they don't all have the same personality, so therefore i pretty much say "screw the example" =]
by new england girl July 23, 2006
1) Life of A Prep
*Usually from the East Coast and from Old Money
*Attends an East Coats Prep School
*Usually dresses in anything from Ralph Lauren to Chanel. Would not be caught dead in a wal-mart.
*Cares about their appearance and tries to look as nice as possible.
*Cares deeply about their reputation, would never be caught doing something slutty/trashy
*Gets good grades and is planning or already attends an IVY.
*Is occasionally bitchy
*A prep isn't in your face about how much money she has
2) A Prep is NOT
*A cheerleader or jock. A prep may be a cheerlead or jock but just because someone is a cheerleader or jock doesn't mean they're a prep.
*Someone who wears American Eagle, Abercrombie or anything else that can't be bought in Nordstom's, Sak's or Neiman's.
1) Life of a prep
Madeline: So, where are you applying?
Parker: Princeton, Harvard, Brown... all the usual
Madeline: Alison got accepted early descion to Princeton. Did you see the Aston Martin she got as a congratulation gift?
Parker: Yeah, it's pretty nice.

2) A Prep is not
Ashlee: Like, did I show you my new Juicy Couture Bag? It was $350. I bet you wish your dad could spend that kind of money on you.
Jessica: Well atleast I have a nice car! My 1999 VW Bug is so much cooler than your 1996 Honda Civic.
Ashlee: Well... well I've slept with more guys than you have!
Jessica: No you haven't! I am way more slutty than you!
by Kate W November 05, 2005
Preps are from rich families, academically gifted, and destined to make a lot of money just like their parents. It is ridiculous to say that they are 'ditzes' and 'sluts'. You would not make it into a prep school if you were either of these things. And preps do not wear American Eagle. They shop at Neiman Marcus.

Also, it's not like preps want to be anything else. Whenever somebody comes to a prep school dressed ghetto/goth/hooker, they are either immediately ostracized and made fun of, or more commonly they prep it up too. ;)

Also, it is ridiculous for people who pierce holes through their lips and noses just to fit in, to call US posers.
Come to La Jolla Country Day, where we don't care that a bunch of goths wearing dog collars and chains, in remedial 4th grade math, make fun of us!

Prep and proud.
by Angelacia May 02, 2007

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