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Some one who goes to a prep school. Seriously people. It's not about your hair or your clothes or your attitude. If you go to private school u are a prep. If you go to public school, you aren't. THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS. Think up a better word for someone who shops in certain stores.
PREP: Oh look I got in to Choate Rosemary Hall. I'll board there then apply to all the Ivies.
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Note: this is about the prep found in every American High school, not the older definition. Just so you know.

Egotistical, materialistic, close-minded assholes that nobody besides other preps like. They are found in every school in the US, but are mainly found in Catholic and private high schools. They are shallow and usually rely on the media to tell them what is and isnt poplular. Fashion, hygene and dating are the top priorities of preps, and most if not all of their conversations consist of gossip and whos dating/breaking up with so-and-so. Preps often have huge egos (or try to have huge egos) and think theyre a gift from God, even though they usually go on to live a pointless life working in an office cubicle while the "omg totally ewww gross" people they made fun of go on to be musicians, artists, or any other job that requires creativity.

Girls- girl preps are usually seen wearing extremely tight Abercrombie and Hollister clothes that they bought with mommy and daddy's money, because everybody else is wearing them. They usually outgrow these clothes within a matter of months, then go back to mommy and daddy and ask for another $200 so they can buy more. Girl preps usually refuse to socialize with guys they find "un crush-worthy", and so as a result have very few friends of the opposite sex. Most of the time these girls dont like the guys for their personality, but for their looks. This means many shallow relationships. Their music preferance mostly consists of "pop-punk" bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco, as that is what the media has told them to like. Usually have no reconizable abilities or talents other than dating, and if you handed them a guitar or any other object that takes skill, chances are they wouldnt even be able to hold it right.

Guys- Prep guys can usually be seen wearing polo shirts and a crew cut atop their head. They are usually posers, acting nice when friends are absent and then picking on the closest non-prep whenever a friend is nearby. Their intrests consist of sports, clothes, and most of all, girls. Their music preferance is mainly rap, which is ironic since a guy prep will never hesitate to make fun of someone who is poor or percieved as poor. Guy preps usually restrain from risk-taking activities such as drugs, alcohol and sex. Not because it they think its the right thing to do, but simply because they are too scared. Like girl preps, they will only talk to a member of the opposite sex if they are "hott". Also like girl preps, often lack any talent and go on to work in an office cubicle for the rest of their life, serving no purpose to society.
Prep Girl 1: omg like, ewwwww omgg look at that total non-hottie over there

Prep Girl 2: omg like ewwwwww!!!!

Me: excuse me for not having a crew cut, shallow-ass bitches.

Prep Girl 1: omg like youre not even hott enough to talk to us ewwww

Me: why dont you go ask mommy and daddy for another $400 and get the hell out of my presence?

Prep Girl 2: omggg like ya speaking of which Ashley I just saw this totally cute thong at Abercrombie it was soooo totally cute!!

Prep Girl 1: omg totally Christine!! *both walk away*

by Andy, I Am June 04, 2007
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preps can be bitchy and snobby. anyone can be bitchy, but preps can definatly be super snobby. they all wear lacoste and ralph lauren, gap, abercrombie and american eagle. which is fine, as long as they like them. which most of us do. some preps get "drunk" a lot which to them is one or two beers, just a little tipsy. its funny to watch them pretend. these kids are academically gifted, so they can put in little work and still get into college. they can be dumb otherwise, though. but, punks and goths are no better cause they wanna be so individual. ummmmm they all look the same. they put so much effort into individualism,no one takes them seriously. at least preps accept the fact they look alike adn arent individual or whatever.
prep: "holy shiiit i was so drunk last night."
prep b: "omg i knowwww mee too!"
prep c (thinking): i think they each only had one beer. im so glad im in the preps crowd!!! i get to pretend im drunk with them too!!
by annalina September 13, 2005
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Rich, snobby kids with rich parents who take their luxuries for granted. Prep girls tend to wear skinny jeans and some form of layered tank/blouse. Prep girls are also almost always seen screaming and/or hugging. Guys tend to have skater hair, wear t-shirts from Hollister, Abercrombie, etc., and have plaid shorts.

Most preppy kids are lost in their own preppy world and often act very narcisstic without knowing it themselves. Quite a number of them will think people who don't dress/act like them are "emo" or "goth". They love mainstream music.

Preppy girls tend to be gossippy and will often give non-preppy girls they don't know dirty looks.

Preppy kids are ALWAYS favoured by teachers (no exceptions.) although no one says this. Ever.
Preppy people tend to be rude to non-preppy people.
by linedpaper May 27, 2009
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Someone who is usually popular, has parents with a good financial background, and usually is spoiled by their parents. They need to feel self important so they fight over nothing and go to parties most of the time. Get so high and drunk they do things more retarded then when they arent drunk or high. They tend to hate all other sereotypes because those people are "below them" or are "fags". They especially like to hate Goths, Emos, Metalheads, Nerds, Band Geeks, or any one that they think is "socially impaired" they like to pick on others to make themselves feel good and like to break laws to feel like rebels.
In short they like to get completely wasted and talk shit about everyone else.
Prep: "Hey cutter go die you fag"

Prep: "SATANIST FREAK"

Prep: "Im gunna get so wasted this weekend"
by Dauthi November 03, 2006
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A prep is simply a stereotype in most cases. A prep isn't a slut or a ditz, most preps are just coincidentaly like that. We like bright colors and are always happy. There's nothing wrong with us, we just like living happily and positively. We dont wear grungy clothes because we care about our appearence. It's not like we care what people think about us, its more that we like to present ourselves well. Preps shouldn't be treated differently just because they wear nice clothes and are happy. Being a perep is simply a way you live.Preps also dont say oh My god and like in every sentence. They just say it when they are excited about something and its not like no one else says it.
prep 1:Today is so nice. I think i'll wear my locoste polo.
Prep 2: I love my life. To bad every one else thinks we are sluts even though were not.
Prep: I know its not our faults we are always happy.
by Courtney Bonfeild September 01, 2005
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A Young student in high school or college who:

1. Performs well academically
2. Plays sports such as Crew, Tennis, Golf, or Lacrosse
3. Comes from an established "Old money" background
4. Is favoured by their school, church, and other local establishments
5. Is good looking
6. Went to/ goes to preparatory school

Of course, a prep need not have ALL these qualities but many do. A common misconception about preps is that they consist only of the Patrician New England "Old stock" establishment. While this is generally true to a large extent this is not to exclude the types of preps who come from the Southern and Southwestern regions of the US (who more closely resemble the "popular" definition of preps but we'll get into that in a minute). Students who fit the definition of "preppy" can be found in any part of the world, including the upper circles of Europe, and Latin America.

Preps have historically been White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, however, this criteria has somewhat changed in recent decades of racial/ethnic integration.

Preps represent all sides of the political spectrum, the more liberal ones being found in Connecticut or Massachusetts, or the more conservative ones being found in Georgia or Texas.

Preps vary in their attitude towards others and range from being completely condescening to being all inclusive. The majority of preps are fairly indifferent to those outside of their own type, usually not out of snobbery, but out of their tendency to be more private as individuals.

Perhaps the biggest debate involving preps today is the definition of "prephood". The New England preps often state the the more common definition of prep defined by people who wear Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, etc. is a false construction, whereas the "true prep" actually wears brands like J Crew, LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, and Ralph Lauren. Whlie a true prep is more inclined to match the latter definition, there is not a rigid line between types and many preps actually wear a mixture of the two styles, wearing the established brands for school or church and the newer brands in casual settings. Of course, it is important to note that true prephood is NEVER defined by clothes alone.

Finally, preps are often seen as conformists, but in reality, this perception comes from their emphasis on constructing highly esteemed careers and willingness to accept the concept of the "establishment" as an inevitability. Thus many preps aspire to go into business, medicine or politics later in life.

I pretty much match the definition of a prep and am pretty proud of it. =)
by J M W March 29, 2008
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