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yuppify

Syllabification: yup·pi·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈyəpəˌfī
 
/

Definition of yuppify in English:

verb (yuppifies, yuppifying, yuppified)

[with object] informal derogatory
Make more affluent and upmarket in keeping with the taste and lifestyle of yuppies: Kreuzberg is slowly being yuppified with smart little eating places
More example sentences
  • So can you please now cease and desist with your ever-growing trend to try and yuppify the names of dull, everyday things?
  • I ran down to the port at Leith, which has all been yuppified and is pretty nice, and just explored around there.
  • His lament that the Cafe is now multi-ethnic, mainstream, and yuppified is shared by other interviewees.

Derivatives

yuppification

1
Pronunciation: /ˌyəpəfiˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Anyone who's experienced the soaring rents in Mile-End knows the yuppification of the area has been well under way for some time.
  • Over Christmas, I wrote a piece lamenting the yuppification of the Hotel Brunswick.
  • The Brookmore rooming house was a two story brick building that had escaped the yuppification of skid row.

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into Spanish
Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence