Further Antedating of "Preppy" (Noun)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri May 9 01:01:51 UTC 2014

preppy, n. (OED 1956)

1951 _Yale Daily News_ 24 Nov. 4 (Yale Daily News Historical Archive)  There are "preppy" groups and "doggy" groups -- never the twain shall meet. ... Apotheosis of this "club-drub" division came last winter when "Preppies" bought up all the tickets to a crucial Crimson hockey game, effectively preventing all "dogs" from attending.

Fred Shapiro

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