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Related to preppily: preppy


or prep·pie  (prĕp′ē)Informal
n. pl. prep·pies
1. A student or former student of a preparatory school.
2. A person whose manner and dress are deemed typical of traditional preparatory schools.
adj. prep·pi·er, prep·pi·est
Of or relating to a preppy or a preparatory school.

prep′pi·ly adv.
prep′pi·ness n.


informal in a preppy manner
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Here, the kids are free to transform into wolves (when they change, their pants magically disappear, but their scarves or jumpers are left preppily tied around their lupine necks) to engage with their animal instincts in the wild.
MY WORK CAN LOOK LIKE PINTER," warns Thomas Bradshaw, the preppily dressed 30-year-old playwright, "but it's definitely not.
Bush was "ruined" by having dressed too preppily patrician in the White House, whereas Willie Brown; the former Democratic mayor of San Francisco, won "glory" with his double-breasted panache.