Most of the best definitions of preppy have emphasized Northern or New England birthrite preppies, but let's not forget about Southern preppies, as in folks living in Mountain Brook, Alabama, or the West End, Virginia, or the Garden District in Louisiana, or Buckhead, Georgia, or Belle Meade, Tennessee (if you've never heard of these Old Guard, old-money, preppy southern suburbs, than you're not a birthrite prep). Southern preppies wear most of the same classic clothes and styles as their northern cousins, including Lacoste, Lilly, L.L. Bean, Vineyard vines, Topsiders, Brooks Brothers, tevas, Polo, and especially Patagonia (shorts and fleece are key for guys). And the more monograms, the better. Girls love grosgrain and totes from Vineyard Vines and Bean. They also like outerwear by Barbour, Cole-Haan bit loafers, and wallobies by Clark. Southern preppy girls have straight, shoulder length hair. Their preppy mothers and grandmothers may have stiff, helmut hairstyles that haven't changed in decades. Preppy guys have longish, shaggy, wind blown hair. So do their daddies. They look so much alike. Preppy Southerners would attend day schools such as Altamont or Westminster or Harpeth Hall or boarding schools such as Woodberry Forest or Baylor or Foxcroft or Madiera, rather than a New England prep school. For college, they may attend state schools such as Bama or UVA or UNC or private colleges such as Vanderbilt or W&L or Hamden-Sydney (the preppiest school in the country according to Lisa Birnbach). And they will almost always join a fraternity or sorority. Preppy families live in historic or historic looking houses in nice, woodsy neighborhoods, that are comfortable in size but never ostentatious (no electronic gates!) Inside, family antiques, silver, china and portraits are found and all rooms are always used. It is an elegant yet comfortable environment. Southern preppies and their families belong to private town clubs and country clubs such as the Piedmont Driving Club of Atlanta, the Commonwealth Club of Richmond, and the Mountain Brook Club of Birmingham. Southern preppy families don't emphasize cars as status, but typically drive volvo wagons, mercedes sedans, Jeep Cherokees, Hondas, and sometimes SUVs (although they feel guilty about them!). It is more important to have money in the bank than in the driveway! Southern preppies enjoy sports such as tennis, sailing, soccer, lacrosse, and golf, but also quail hunting (in season) and attend Steeplechases in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. And they love to watch and attend college football games in fall. Tailgate parties! While some southern preppies journey northwards to summer on Martha's Vineyard or in Maine, most old southern families summer on Sea Island or St. Simmons's Island in Georgia, the mountain towns of Linville and Highlands in North Carolina, or the north Georgia lakes of Lake Rabun and Lake Burton. Southern preppies believe strongly in giving back to the community and are active members of their church, sit on symphony and museum boards, volunteer at children's hospitals, and run historic preservation societies. In fact, most old-family southern debutantes are required to participate in volunteer work during their debut season. Old-family, southern debutante balls are still important and traditional rites of passage for southern preppy girls as debs and preppy boys as escorts or marshalls. All southern preppies seem to know one another and have a large group of friends and acquaintances. Southern preppies have large, extended families and lots of cousins. They always go to the family country place for Thanksgiving and play football and ride horses. Preppy as a fashion trend may come and go, by preppy as a lifestyle will always continue and exist, and probably more so in the South than elsewhere. Remember: the Virginia colonies were settled by England before Massachusetts and the rest of New England. And Virginia is very prep.
Kappa Sigma at Hampden-Sydney is full of blond, shaggy hair guys who play lacrosse and are from Buckhead.
by Alex September 22, 2004
Scum of the earth both culturally and intellectually-wise disguised with makeup and/or rich, trendy, overpriced clothes. Usually get good grades but don't exactly have all that much going on in their hollow heads. Also known as sheep, followers, lackeys, bandwagon members, etc. The TRUE AMERICAN - not a compliment either, ditzshits. Don't care about government, vote for guy with best hair, basically empty-headed with no clue as to what's going on around them, and will grow up to be fat, dowdy, frumpy middle-aged PTA housewives, gossipping in the beauty parlor about their once-handsome, airhead balding husband and the supposedly-scandolous lives of their neighbors. During youth, takes occasional trips to the girls' restroom in order to cry and weep about how their boyfriend dumped her just before they were about to sleep with her. People with as much emotional depth as Saddam Hussein and less intelligence, BUT... more vindictive.
*preps at a musuem* "Omigod, was Leonardo, like, Da Vinci related to Leonardo DiCaprio?"
"And, like, what's with Mona Lisa's dress? Like. Ew."
by Fwoinkle, Inc. January 08, 2004
There are TWO types of preps. First there is the prep who only wears collared shirts, and then there is the other prep who wears Juicy Couture and Abercrombie & Fitch...mostly what celebrities wear. Now, these two preps have one thing in common...they are not sluts. They both do not wear extra-small Abercrombie & Fitch sheer shirts, but they might wear a Medium in not a see-through shirt. Some preps wear shirts that express who they are, for exaple... they might wear a shirt that says, "Almost Always Right" or "Social Studies is my best Subject!" or "I will talk in class". Things like that. They also ALWAYS wear ribbons in their hair as well as ribbon belts. There jeans are from Miss Sixty because Preps wear expensive clothing. They also wear Tiffany & Co. necklaces and bracelets. Mostly silver so they can wear them to school. They have open faces free of oil and dirt and their hair is always clean. They live in the richest towns in the area and have either Victorian or Colonial gorgeous houses. A real prep only lives in a house that costs AT LEAST $1,500,000. Most of them live in $3,700,000 million houses because a real prep's father owns a company or is the CEO of AT LEAST ONE. Anyway, a real prep almost never repeats an outfit and plays golf and tennis with their father and lacross, soccer etc... with their friends. They are envied by everyone because they are beautiful! Also, whenever they wear long pants, they wear pointy shoes and their pants always touch the ground. Anyway....hope it helped!
Those girls are so stylish and they don't look like sluts...they must be preps because they are wearing Miss. Sixty jeans and Juicy Couture shirts!
by Alexandra June 06, 2004
Someone who picks on "less popular" people in an effort to become more popular themselves.
That preppy just threw an open ketchup packet at that poor guy over there!
by ian May 21, 2004
a person who is either popular or a loser and shops at abercrombie and fitch and aeropostale. most likely a preppy is known to use the phrase "ohh mygosh!" and say the word "like" a lot. for a true definiton of a preppy look under klisszaz .
"Like omg Becky I had tons of like major fun shopping at aeropostale!"
by Squeeky, Madison, and Robles January 06, 2004
a gay ass white bread rich kid who i beat the sh-t out of and rob for all their money.
any prep that steps foot on K and A leaves in an ambulance.
by Shamrokk August 05, 2004
A social class of teens from grades 7-12 who are usually jocks or cheerleaders, constantly make fun of the nerds, go shopping at Old Navy, Aborcromie, or Limited too, shout "Wooo!" at sporting events, and are usually obsessed with looks.
Without those annoying preppies our school would finally have peace.
by Anonymous June 13, 2003
Stylin people who wear Gap, Banana Republic and occassionally actual name brands like Gucci or Prada.

Preppies (like me) hide their perpetual stoner buzz and utter contempt for the system behind khakis and polo shirts.
COP#1: You think we should search this car?

COP#2: Nah, just a preppy. Give him a warning and let him go.

PREPPY: Shit, thank god they didn't search the trunk and find all that weed!
by Gapalicious May 15, 2004

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