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preppy

noun [C] uk ( also preppie)   /ˈprep.i/ mainly US us  
a young person from a rich family who goes to an expensive school and who wears expensive, tidy clothes
preppy
adjective uk   us  
preppy clothes
Translations of “preppy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (上私立學校的)富家子弟…
in Chinese (Simplified) (上私立学校的)富家子弟…
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