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adjective as in characteristic of a prep school

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One subplot involves a bris, and there’s pointed talk of how preppy icon Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx.

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Her style, much like her diminutive nickname, is best described as “Hamptons twee”—preppy and peppy.

The collection was a mix of playfully preppy and downtown cool, and, as always, was wearable in a very different way.

The result is a spectacular mash-up of aspirationally misguided 1990s preppy style.

The two collaborate on one-off projects, with the possibility of a preppy-branded line in the future.

A little girl wearing preppy clothes with a kitten—people want to be like her and wear those same clothes.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preppy, such as: waspy, bourgeois, classy, conventional, traditional, and collegiate.

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