Yumpie

[yuhm-pee] /ˈyʌm pi/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a young, well-educated person who has a professional career and aspires to a higher social and economic status; yuppie.
Also, Yumpy.
Origin
1980–85, Americanism; y(oung) u(pwardly) m(obile) p(rofessional) (or p(erson)) + -ie; cf. yuppie
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Yumpie

noun

yuppie : the highly desirable ''Yumpies,'' young, upwardly mobile professionals

[1984+; fr young upwardly mobile professional]


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