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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!
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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
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Preppy. Tricky little word. I think im gonna start with dictionary.com's definition:

A student or former student of a preparatory school.
A person whose manner and dress are deemed typical of traditional preparatory schools.

Obviously the definition that is more commonly thought of is the 2nd one. (even tho its a noun. nowadays, "preppy" is thought more of an adjective, rather than a noun. more of that will be explained later) However, when someone thinks of "preppy" nowadays, they think differently. the "prep look" (in the olden days) consisted of a suit, smartly done hair, and expensive shoes. (only rich people could send their kids to prep schools) these "prepies" no doubt behaved and dressed in a different maner than kids who had regular educations. when the word "preps", "preppy", "preppies" etc, started to be introduced into mainstream america, the meaning somehow changed from the traditional meaning, just as other things change, to the meaning today. "preps" started to be a word for people who dressed and acted a certain way (much like the old preppies). preps act "preppy". nowadays, the prime sign of a "prep" for a girl is someone who wears polos (always with the collar popped up), skirts (sometimes mini), or light-colored pants with a white ribbon belt or something similar, comfortable shoes (like tennis shoes), pearls, ponytails most often with a ribbon, or hair blow dried straight, and usually no makeup. their nails are kept nice, sometimes manicured with french tips or in a light cheerful color. black is almost non-existant in their wardrobe. conversly, pink and green are the main colors in their wardrobe, followed by white, blue, and red. same goes with men. however, some people do differ on some of these "signs of a prep". (example, a prep may wear a lot of makeup, or wear uncomfortable shoes) for boys, the polo is his only style of shirt (again, of course, with the collar popped), his pants always consists of cargos/khakis, and he wears loafers/comfortable shoes. their hair is short and neat (most of the time. there are, like the girls, variations on what "preppy" is). common clothing brands/stores preps are sure to wear are: ABERCROMBIE (a BIG one), charlotte russe, express, h&m, locoste, and tommy hilfiger, just to name a few. all clothes are worn in a "fitted" manor. (the girls wear tighter clothes than the boys tho) they all act in a snobbish manner. they exclude people who are not in their "exclusive" group. smartness, however varies from person to person. (usually, the preps in the olden days were smart b/c they went to actual prep schools.) however, the preps these days can be found in any (im gussing all) public schools, starting from, even, elementary schools. as the grades get higher, the preps get more and more noticeable. they also get meaner and meaner. preps (like their old counterparts) are reasonably rich (though maybe not that rich; but they certainly are NOT poor). preps are usually good to fairly good-looking. as always there are exceptions. i am not trying to be racicist, but they are usually caucasion. on some occations, there are blacks and asians. and on very rare occasions, hispanics. (that was meant to be a joke. please dont take that very seriously-about the hispanics part) preps also tend to have blonde hair and blue eyes. they must always travel around in packs, especially the girls. if there is a group of less than 3 (at the very least) they consider that "uncool". and when they do travel around in packs, they must be very loud and giggly and take up 3/4 to all of the hall space, forbiding anyone trying to get through them. teasing or taunting people not in their group is a normalcy. usually, they pick on "geeky", "dorky", "neerdy", "socially inept", etc peers. the girls use words that are so razor sharp that they actually might cause another girl to kill herself. the girls only talk about gossip. the boys are more physical, especially in the gym locker rooms. they might use their towels to snap them at other students, but that is not the furthest they will go to physically torment their peers. they usually come from excellent families, whose parents love them and parents that actually acted the same way like them in high school. preps' parents tend to have a blind eye towards their activities. preps go to the mall every week (at least) and watch tv shows such as The O.C, TRL, etc. most often they are in relationships with members of the opposite sex within their groups (sometimes refered to as "cliques"), and lose their virginities prior to graduating high school. Sometimes the girls talk a certain way that can annoy the hell out of you. (ex. "oh. my. god. she said that?? omg. i am like, so pissed now, like, i could kill her, like, u know, i hate her! like, she shouldnt have said that, like, who does she think she is??? its almost if shes like, prejudice or something, like, like i dunno, like,like, rasist." --in respose to a girl who said "better pull up those gucci pants") preps tend to use "like" in their everyday sentences as if it were the word "the" or "I". the point is, they use "like" a LOT. the hc king and queen, the prom king and queen, the class and school presidents, anything that involves student body elections, a prep will always be them (as student body elections are always a popularity contest). the reason they win is b/c anyone excluded from their group are always wanting to be accepted. the teachers love the preps. one surefire way of telling who a prep is, is if they do school sports, and more immportantly which sport they take. for girls... CHEERLEADING. its a good excuse to wear short skirts and wave pom poms. (we all know what those pom poms mean! jkjk...) they wear ribbons in their hair and do the splits. its the all american sport. almost all cheerleaders are preps. tennis is also a VERY preppy sport. laccross may be preppy for girls, but as the sports get dirtier, they get less preppier. for boys, LACCROSS is the prime sport. since boys will be boys, getting a little dirty is ok. tennis is also a preppy sport for male preps. football may be played by male preps. the preps will give their letter jackets to their girlfriends to wear as well. a prep's mentality is, high school will last forever, therefore, they think only about having fun and becoming prom queen, or being voted, "most popular". i could go on and on about what makes a prep and prep, but that would take a very long time. however, i would like to leave with this note: all in all, when all is said and done, its the person's attitude that makes him/her a prep.
A typical preppy girl wears pearls, polos with the collar popped, a skirt with a ponytail and a ribbon in the hair.

A typical preppy boy wears polos as well with the collar popped and khaki pants.

They both shop at Tommy Hilfiger and think they are so cool.
(haha, but they're not)
by G.Y. December 29, 2005
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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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Preps are those who are refined and sophisticated individuals. They are usually well-off, but their money comes from a long line of wealth. All preps are considered "old money;" their grandparents attended college. They may not be extremely wealthy, but their family/relatives are refined and come from a long line a "blue blood." Lacoste, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Jcrew, LL Bean, and Brooks Brothers are the only brands worn by true preps (with few exceptions: including rainbow sandals). Preps in the south tend to go to small private colleges or universities such as UVa or Wake Forest. Preps often belong to the local country club, drive nice cars (but aren't "showy" with their wealth, everyone already knows; they have no need to talk about money constantly). Most preps are extremely intelligent and most are athletic. They play sports such as tennis, golf, racquetball, and squash; country club sports. They DO NOT listen to rap nor do they "fix" up their cars. A true prep drives a BMW, Jaguar, Volvo, Mercedes, or Porsche, and blasts Dave Matthews or OAR. Preps are somewhat snobby and are usually friends with other preps, but it's natural for preps to surround themselves with people of similar standing. Preps attend numerous "black tie events" and often go to colleges where suits are worn to all football games. So when you see a fake prep decked in Abercrombie and Fitch and in their "suped-up" cars politely laugh under your breath.
"Hurry up Bradford! We're going to be late for the DMB concert! I'll be waiting in the BMW!"
by Prep4life August 02, 2004
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A true prep is a person who wears Ralph Lauren, Lily, Brooks Brothers, Lacoste, and has no association with A&F, GAP, or any other low class brand of clothing. Preps do not wear tight clothes and rarely ever wear make-up. You have to understand the true lifestyle to be a true prep. And you have to be associated with Betez, its a must ladies and gentleman.
(1)Preps who rock the double collars should be held with great respect.

(2) Johnny R, Phil Tuch, Betez, etc.


(3)Its not a clothing style,but a life style.
by Betez September 11, 2004
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A preppy girl is not always the one who wears hideous amounts of pink and green. True those are our signature colors but there is a lot more. Preppy girls are NOT the mean snobs, those are the wannabe preppies. Us true preppies spend our summers on Martha's Vineyard (etc.) and attend prep schools like GDA and Noble & Greenough. We are not the ones that wear slutty clothes from Abercrombie although we may wear a few pink and green things from there. We are the nice kids who tend to do very well in school but have fun while doing so. Our children will eventually be preppy too. To be preppy you have to be NICE!!
Ally looked preppy in her pink lacoste shirt (with collar up) and cuffed chinos from Brooks Brothers.
by Meg June 16, 2004
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