Antedating of "Preppy" (Noun)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 25 16:27:20 UTC 2013

preppy, n. (OED 1956)

1954 _Daily Princetonian_ 10 May 2 (online archives)  Immediately exposed to a measure of freedom different from that of the prep school, the "preppie" coming to Princeton has difficulty learning to discipline himself.

Fred Shapiro

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