Contrary to other definitions, preps are not sluts or whores. We do not shop at stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, and Hollister. These stores are for posers. Public school imitators who think that because they can pop a collar they are preppy. Real preps shop at Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, J. Press, Lilly Pulitzer, Saks, Nieman, Burberry, and other select boutiques. However, prep is not only a kind of clothing, it's a way of life. The word 'prep' is derived from preporatory schools. Prep schools, or boarding schools, are not for delinquents or children who need discipline. They are elite, east coast schools for progressive, forward thinking students. Such schools are Phillips Exeter, Andover, Choate, Lawrence, Groton, Hotchkiss, Deerfield, Loomis, etc. These schools prepare students for elite colleges, especially the Ivy League. At these schools, preps are very particular about their grades, sports, and lives. While the general public has portrayed preps as jocks, bitches, phonies, and otherwise unintelligent people, we are actually very well learned. We acheive acceptable grades and always keep up appearances. To an outside observer we are model teenagers, but as any prep will tell you, our lives are much more intricate. We throw huge, alcohol infused weekend parties and have very wild sides in private. However, nothing we do is tacky and we would never be so tasteless as to fight in public. Any problems or issues are buried within our personal lives and definitely not disclosed to the public. Preps come from long established families who belong to country clubs and partake in preppy approved sports. Tennis, golf, lacrosse, crew, and horseback riding are a few examples. Preps do not flaunt their wealth, we simply have it. Pearls are a young prep's jewels of choice. We vacation on the Cape, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Aspen, tropical islands, and European countries. All preps have read The Official Preppy Handbook written by Lisa Birnbach (1980) and to learn more, you should, too.
Those preps are really cool.
I only wish I could be like them
A prep is a person that is totally brainwashed by the media. They wear what brands the media tells them to such as A&F, AE, Aero, hollister, express, etc. They basically only listen to mainstream music. They make fun of people who aren't afraid to be themselves otherwise know as individuals. Preps are shallow. They are monkeys --> monkey see, monkey do. The media says something's cool, prep sees, prep thinks it's cool.
As someone else on here said, "preps are the downfall of society". and they are.
THOUGH, there ARE some people that are actually not snobby, wear the "prepy" clothes because they like them, and are smart and not shallow. These people are OK they are nice. They will not lead to the apocolypse like the rest of the preps.
The media says jumping off a bridge is the cool and "in" right now.
prep: Lyk OMG I'm lyk ssooooo jumpin off a briadgee todai. OMGOMG who wantz to com.
In high school, preps usually:
-Are on the varsity football team, the cheerleading squad, or dance squad
-Wear clothes from stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister
-Have cellphones with ringtones
-Are the first in their class to have cars and other "adult" luxuries
-~:*TyPe LiK dIs On Da InTeRnEt*:~
-Know absolutely nothing about music outside of what is on MTV or the radio
-Know absolutely nothing about "nerd" things (anime, comic books, D&D, etc)
-Think goths are "evil Satan worshipping freaks"
-Do not play video games outside of sports/racing games and Halo/Halo 2 (males) -Do not play video games at all (females)
-Do not play musical instruments, write poetry, or have any artistic qualities of any kind
-Spend their weekends at the mall, at school sports games, or at parties, where they "get drunk off their ass"
-Are absolutely HATED by most intelligent people (including me) for their stupidity and snobbish attitude.
Prep: LiKe OmG iM gOnNa Go 2 aBeRcRoMbIe AnD fItCh AnD dEn WaTcH mTv
Me:...*wants to tear their head off*
The wealthy class of teens often cruelly capitalizes on their superior access to money and social power which builds animosity within the less privileged classes. The wealthy class develop among themselves a system of dress and demeanor that is very much akin to their fraternity and sorority counterpart which eventually matures into the business and country club community of adults. Preppiness, in such a way, is really the earliest exhibition of the wealthy attempting to subvert and dominate the poor that the average American experiences while growing up.
Dirt poor bastard wearing clothes from Salvation Army: "Dude, that guy's wearing a pink sweater and looks like a cocky prick."
Principal: "Now that's no way to talk about your fellow classmates. Zack Morris is one of the wealthiest students at this school... although he is known for his hillarious shinanigans."
Dirt poor bastard wearing clothes from Salvation Army: "Look, he's got that smaller poorer kid in a headlock."
Principal: "Oh I'm sure that kid deserves it, but you can see me in detention for using the curse word, 'prick'."
Preps can be found anywhere in the world, and are known as wealthy, upper middle-class people. Mostly noticed, in highschools, colleges, country clubs, and famous dinner parties.
Can be extremely shallow, and/or ignorant towards other people that are not within their socioeconomic status.
98% of all preps are caucasian.
Most of which do not earn their way to the top of the socio-economic ladder but end up there because of their parents therefore making their "significance" rather manufactured.
A group of people who may not show but can have an incredibly large amount of emotional problems... most of which are these: lack of self respect, low self-esteem (which is why they tend to disrespect and destroy the self-esteem of others who are not like them), insecurity,and alcoholism, narcotics/drugs (money = access)
Preps are also mostly perceived as narcissistic with a superiority complex; and quite possibly the fakest people you will ever meet in your entire life!
There can be however a SMALL percentage of the prep population who are NOT what was described above, but in fact the opposite.
Most preps in this world share one brain; a brain of shallowness,immense ignorance, and loss of true identity. Being a prep is like celebrating Halloween every day since they always like to be someone or something other than THEMSELVES every day of the year.
Two words to simply describe MOST preps in this world:
Preps are mainly a clique (group) of teenagers or young adults who wear Abercrombie, American Eagle, GAP, AERO, and Hollister, and will socialize with others who are just like them based on their clothing and personality.
by anonymous Sep 12, 2003 add a video
Snobby, obnoxious teens whom think they own the world.
those preps are bad.
A group of ‘popular’ people that pollute the world with their expensive shitty perfume from Abercrombie and Fitch. You can spot out a prep by their shirt that displays a fake sports team from some random place.
Why pay so much money for a pair of jeans when you can get the same thing for so much less money somewhere else?