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"prep school" in British English

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prep schoolnoun [C]

uk   us  
in the UK, a private school (= a ​schoolpaid for by ​parents not the ​government) for ​children, ​especiallyboys, between the ​ages of seven and 13, who will then usually go to publicschool and in the US, a ​privateschool for ​children over the ​age of eleven that ​prepares them to go to ​college
(Definition of prep school from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prep school" in American English

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prep schoolnoun

 us   /ˈprep ˌskul/
short form of preparatory school
(Definition of prep school from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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