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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREP

I know you; likewise the president of this chorus was in my prep.

"He's at Prep now, but he'll enter Yale next year," she ended proudly.

I flunked in geometry at the prep school I attended last year.

Alfred and Jack went every morning to the “Prep” school in Dorchester.

As it is, I know this sort of thing goes on the whole of prep.

Think what fun there must have been at a prep school in those days.

On the last evening of grace I was seated in Loring's study after prep.

They did not, as a rule, patronize him because of his being a prep.

And that is all I am going to tell of; what 246 Symington the prep.

"Come in, Symington," said one of the fellows that knew the prep.

WORD ORIGIN

1862, short for preparation. Prep school attested from 1895, short for preparatory school. First record of prep in the sense "student or graduate of a preparatory school" is from 1899 (also see preppie).

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