Taxonomy vs Preppy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and preppy

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while preppy is a student of a prep school.

As an adjective preppy is

relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    preppy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * preppie

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools
  • * 1999 , Detroit Rock City (movie)
  • So, Jam, who did your wardrobe, Tad the preppie sailboat captain?

    Usage notes

    Usually derogatory, and often implying undeserved wealth.

    Noun

    (preppies)
  • A student of a prep school.
  • Synonyms

    * posh (UK)