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  • n. A student at a prep school.
  • n. Prep school.


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From prep (in prep school) + -er.


  • Many accessories are available including rails for scopes including red dot scopes, adjustable stocks with pistol grips, muzzle brakes and flash hiders, and for the really serious "prepper" even a bayonet lug for that dreaded worst case.

  • Pennington is a "prepper", a growing social movement that has been dubbed Survivalism Lite.

    Signs of the Times

  • For a survivalist, "prepper" or even casually concerned citizen preparing for some sort of unknown future disaster, water, food, guns/ammo, fuel, backpacks, etc. are all high on the packing list.

  • Other examples of commercial property use is in the planning of cache locations and in situations where you may need to bunker down with your family or "prepper" network during trying times.

  • I have moved in various "prepper" circles now over the past few years.

    Flu Wiki Forum - Front Page

  • If you're a parent, you may have already counted up the number of active verbs connected to the app, two grafs ago; Adapster does this and does that, just like an old-fashioned humanoid prepper.

    Karen Stabiner: The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #10: Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide, As Test-Prep Puts The App In Applicant

  • Bruce Reed: President of the DLC and Hillary debate prepper who recently had the unwelcome spot light shined on him for feeding Hillary the cringe-worthy "Change you can Xerox" line.

    Hillary And Obama Camps Duke It Out Over Her Alleged "Screw 'Em" Comment

  • If test prep can make Spencer Hawes look quicker than Kevin Durant, maybe it is making upper-middle class test prepper seem more promising than inner city cold test taker.

    Matthew Yglesias » Durant at the Bench Press

  • As well as a mid-range culinary unit with a range of multichem storage tanks she got a breakfast bar and stools, ancillaries like a fridge, food prepper, maidbot, shelving and cupboards.

    The Dreaming Void

  • I have been a prepper for quite a while thanks to my upbringing.


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  • prepper, n.

    Vice, 11 October 2015:

    Those who make it their business to equip themselves for a civilization-ending mega-disaster—a.k.a. preppers—are sometimes stereotyped as wild-eyed tinfoil hat wearers who live outside of society, but Vicino caters to survivalists whose fears are backed up by money. The San Diego businessman is gunning to be the vanguard of a multibillion-dollar industry. If we're to follow the entrepreneur's logic, the rich don't live on the same scale as ordinary people in today's society—why should that change after the end of the world?

    October 15, 2015

  • "Stevens' book, Making the Best of Basics, may be the closest thing the survival industry has to a bible (aside from the actual Bible). It has sold more than 800,000 copies since hitting the shelves at Kmart during the gas crisis in 1974. Stevens is not actually a doctor, and, come to think of it, he'd rather you not call him a prepper which he considers a slur meant to impugn self-reliant folks like himself as paranoid loons. But it's become part of [the lexicon, and Stevens is somewhat paranoid about where the United States is headed (he foresees a borderline tyrannical second Obama term that begins with massive gun confiscation and ends who-knows-where), so he's rolling with it."

    - Tim Murphy, Preppers Are Getting Ready for the Barackalypse,, Jan/Feb 2013.

    December 24, 2012