Definition of prepper in English:



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’
    • ‘So if the world ends tomorrow and someone survives it, they're probably going to be a prepper.’
    • ‘Whether they are defending themselves or especially when they defend the lives of those that they love the most, a prepper's primary goal is to protect life.’
    • ‘The majority of preppers see guns as a key part of their survival kit: not necessarily for self-defence, but certainly as a weapon to hunt food with.’
    • ‘She's what you might call a modern-day survivalist, or as she describes it, a "prepper."’
    • ‘So at the end of the day, you know, it's better to err on the side of caution, and what preppers are doing really is erring on the side of caution.’
    • ‘She insists that preppers are not synonymous with gun owners.’
    • ‘The former soldier (many preppers have a military background) has a large selection of pulses and freeze-dried meals at his home, along with 140 kg of rice.’
    • ‘One of the recent episodes featured a prepper planning to flee Manhattan if a major storm hit and flooded the city.’
    • ‘Simon is one of a small, but growing number of British preppers.’
    • ‘Many preppers are preparing to be self-sufficient for threats like nuclear war, natural disaster, famine, and economic collapse.’
    • ‘A large array of websites, online forums, radio shows and shops cater to preppers and their belief that something terrible may just happen.’