Definition of yuppie flu in English:

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yuppie flu

(also yuppie disease)

noun

Informal derogatory term for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Example sentences
  • Because they have no obvious biological cause, some doctors and researchers dismissed them in the past as hysteria or the ‘yuppie flu.’
  • Once called the ‘yuppie flu’, there has been a history of prejudice and scepticism about ME, among some in the medical profession as well as ordinary people.
  • Women are being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in huge numbers and yet the illness is still called ‘yuppie flu’ and treated with anti-depressants.

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