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  1. Anonymous
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    HELP

    Dear teachers,
    I am now an English student from china. A few days ago when I was having my advanced English Course, a strange came into my eyes. The word , "prepster", however , is now known by any of our teachers and I can't still find the meaning of it through any of the online-dictionaries.
    Could you please kindly give me some help-- what does the word "prepster" mean .Thank you so much.


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    I can't find it in any dictionary, but a search on Google found 2,900 entries online! It seems to be a word used as a name for some kind of preparatory course.

  2. jwschang
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    Re: HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by future
    Dear teachers,
    I am now an English student from china. A few days ago when I was having my advanced English Course, a strange came into my eyes. The word , "prepster", however , is now known by any of our teachers and I can't still find the meaning of it through any of the online-dictionaries.
    Could you please kindly give me some help-- what does the word "prepster" mean .Thank you so much.
    A guess here, but get someone to confirm it.
    It could come from the term "prep-school", "prep" deriving from preparatory (prepare). So "prepster" could mean a student attending a preparatory course. :wink:

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    I think it is, like 'preppie', although the terms are AE, I think.

  3. jwschang
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think it is, like 'preppie', although the terms are A, I think.
    Monster, trickster, gangster, broadcaster, youngster, mister, webmaster. :wink:

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    Re: HELP

    prepster is a diminutive term (implying smallness or affection) used to refer to prepatory school students. It can hold a positive or negative meaning:

    Positive: My little brother is a prepster. (He's so cute.)
    Negative: My little brother is a prepster. (He's not one of us.)

    About Words
    prep-, from clipping prepartory school student.

    -ster, from Old English, denoting a person associated with a particular activity or quality (e.g., young+ster = youngster)

    the Caster, the RonBeester, the jwster, the tdolster :D

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