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prep school

Origin of prep school
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • I flunked in geometry at the prep school I attended last year.

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

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I had to go to church a lot when I was in prep school, and I never yet heard a sermon on it.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • When I was in prep school I had a friend—a very dear friend.

    Andy at Yale Roy Eliot Stokes
  • It's going on in every fraternity house, every 'prep school' dormitory in America.

    Sylvia's Marriage Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for prep school

prep school

noun
1.
(informal) See preparatory school
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Slang definitions & phrases for prep school

prep school

adjective

: prep school grad

noun phrase

A preparatory school, usually rather expensive and aristocratic (1895+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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