There are the private old school, polo shirt & loafer wearing preppies that summer in Nantucket and love sailing, rugby, squash, etc. Then there are the public school, mall shopping, Abercrombie and Finch wearing preppies who love football. You can even hear the difference in their grammar (Old school don't use valley girl as do public school) and speech. For instance when a person says apple, car and please. Old school would say "for instance", Public school says "like".

They are two different groups. Public school preps (PSP) have a tendency to "need" to point out to others they are popular while in high school. Where an old school prep (OSP) is concerned with family pride and life style that lasts into adulthood and until they die. True the OSP made say something not nice BUT they are polite most of the time. PSP often are rude to others. Want to get back at a PSP? Tell them they are not OPS which is what they are imitating whether they realize it or not. When they say they are, ask them when their family arrive in America was it over 200 years ago? Or when the last time they went sailing?

Preppy is slang for preparatory school. A pubic high school, though provides a good education, is not prep-school where students take college level classes. There should be two different names for old school prep (OSP) and public school prep (PSP).
OSP Girl: "Daniel, a PSP is waving at you." PSP Girl says to Nathanial: "Oh, My, God ! Dan, I have not seen you in sooooo long." Grabs at Daniel for a hug. Daniel unhappy but polite: "Hi, ah...Niki. What are you doing here?" "I can't believe I ran into you...OMG It is totally awesome to see you...Do you like my preppy new shoes?" OSP Girl: "Hello, I am sorry to interrupt your conversation but we are on our way to meet some of our friends. It was a pleasure meeting you." PSP: OMG it was totally awesome to run into you. We should get together. Wait let me send you a text."
by We Have Been Here March 10, 2010
Generally, the term "Preppy" is attributed to an individual who has lived that sort of lifestyle because of birth and social standing. The term "Preppy" is currently overused to describe Nouveau Riche and Upper middle- middle class fraternity/ sorority members who dress in "bright" colors hoping to symbolize that they "live" that sort of lifestyle. First off, it's a scam, it's faux. True Preppies don't event try to be Preppies, they just are. It cannot be catagorized.
The majority of people trying to pull off the preppy vibe can never hope to achieve the social standing or bank accounts of a true, blood blooded, prepster.
Peyton tries so hard to be a preppy, except he drinks bud light out of cans.
by CS Hagan September 07, 2006
the best way to live your life.
im so happy when im preppy. i could never live withought my lacoste polos!
by a student at middlesex school August 21, 2005
What is up with all these really long definitions dissing preps???? This is wrong! All these people who define preps as stupid, annoying, A&F and A&E wearing snobs are totally WRONG!!!! Preps are smart and nice and if you didn't know that, you've proably never meta real prep before or you're just jealous of us! FYI real preps do not wear AF, AE and Hollister. We tend to go for more classic, conservative stores and we do not wear Miss.Sixty jeans!! Holy shit! All you people that think have obviously never seen or met a REAL Prep!!
Buffy:Hey, Muffy! What's going on with you today?
Muffy: Nothing much. I'm just studying for the Math exam tomorrow.
Buffy: Good for you! I'm just about ready to go shopping at J.Crew.
Muffy: Ok, well, see you later!
Person who wears above listed brand names, but NOT Abercrombie and American Eagle unless they find a SERIOUSLY good catch. Someone who dresses pretty conservatively, NOT provacatively, and creates trends, DOESN'T follow them. Someone who spends a minimal amount of time on hair and makeup NOT someone who puts on 50 layers of foundation.

Preppy people are very multitalented and get hated for either: a. Being so "perfect" (even though no one is) b. Being fake by pretending they aren't good at things c. Being cocky by acknowledging that they're good at things d. Basically being blamed for the social retardedness of others as a venting tool e. Frustration that others can't use the "you're gonna pump my gas" argument because preps are actually smarter than them.

Things that get on a prep's nerves: a. people who wear Abercrombie and say they're preppy but aren't b. girls who pile on makeup and dress like sluts c. people who don't like them because they're preppy (how so you spell HYPOCRITE?!?) d. people who try to be preppy, don't quite hit the mark, and give preps a bad name

Preps generally do come from preparatory schools. That's where the name was generated from. However, some preps have been transported against their will to public schools where they continue to spread the word of true preppiness.

Preps are true friends and aren't concerned about being popular so much as they are concerned that people actually like them. Preps can actually have pretty delicate egos underneath and value true friends over everything.
"Your ribbon and ribbon belt and polo totally match! You're looking so classic prep today!"
by cheli February 28, 2004
Someone who attends or has attended a prep school, and is usually wealthy and Caucasian. Examples of preppy fashion include tying one's sweater around one's neck, duck boots, wearing polo shirts with the collar up, and anything pearl or pink and green. "Wannabe prep" refers to people who are snobby and not truly preppy. They might be found wearing Abercrombie and Fitch, for example, instead of Lacoste.
She goes to that exclusive Connecticut boarding school, and she's so preppy, she even wears her collar up.
by Lacoste Girl November 17, 2003
Preps are people who have class, and are kind. They are not what most people believe to be snobby rich kids who have daddy and mommy do everything for them. Preppy people are polite . Preps wear Lacoste,Polo,Henri and Lloyd, Helly Hanson,Burberry,Gucci and wear rainbow flip flops, and top sidders. THEY DO NOT WEAR HOLLISTER, ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH, AMERICAN EGALE,. They sail, play tennis, golf, play lacrosse, and sometimes play soccer. Not all kids go to preps school. Some go to elite public schools. They are from New England. Mostly southern Mass, some parts of Rhode Island, and Conneticut. They have a house on the Vinyard, the cape, or Nantucket. They also have a yacht.
They think paris hilton and hoolywood is gross. We dont follow trends. Preps for the most part are old money families. We listen to Jack Johnson not 50 cent. Preps drive Volvos, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Jeep Grand cherokees, Range Rovers, Saabs, Cadillacs, Lincolns, Corvettes, Jaguars, Bentley, Porsches, Ferraris.
They do not buy the things because of how much they cost they buy them because they are the best quality.
They all have Boston Whalers. They all are members of a yacht club or two and a beach club. Sometimes a country club.
Preps are good people. People that don't like preps just are jealous or they dont know a real one.
I am a prep one of few in my school. A true prep. i go to a public school. I am the only true prep at my school. My school is full of wanna be preps who wear a&f. So if you dont agree with the page then you dont know a true prep.
Preppy kids are members of yacht club.
Preppy kids love to sail.
by Bodyglove September 27, 2006

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