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Origin of prep school

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example sentences from the Web for prep school

  • By the time she got to Princeton, she knew she lacked the prep-school education of her peers, and she dove into grammar books.

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  • You know, Driscoll insists that you cant make a prep-school player from a high-school fellow.

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British Dictionary definitions for prep school

prep school

noun

informal See preparatory school
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