Definition of yuppie in English:


Line breaks: yup¦pie
Pronunciation: /ˈjʌpi
(also yuppy)

noun (plural yuppies)

informal , • derogatory
  • A well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle: [as modifier]: a yuppie type from the bank
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    • The yuppie crowds love the concept and organisers swear that these events are extremely popular.
    • There were even people playing football in the yuppie village this evening.
    • Harlem is a relatively harmless, rather dull patch of a great city still garnering a tiny cachet among the local yuppies because it used to have quite a spunky black community.



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  • Unfortunately, I was unaware of the simple plant-selling business' transition to inner-city yuppiedom: namely, charging an offensive extra amount on otherwise sensibly priced organic growth.
  • Tramps who once scorned communism began to cast a yearning eye toward Western-style yuppiedom.


1980s: elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional.

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