nounchiefly North American
A person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies: there’s no agreement among preppers about what disaster is most imminent whether you’re a doomsday prepper or simply like to be prepared, emergency foods should be kept on hand
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- She insists that preppers are not synonymous with gun owners.
- Simon is one of a small, but growing number of British preppers.
- A large array of websites, online forums, radio shows and shops cater to preppers and their belief that something terrible may just happen.
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