yuppie

yuppie

[yuhp-ee]
noun (often initial capital letter)
a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.
Also, yuppy.


Origin:
1980–85, Americanism; y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional) + -ie

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yuppie or yuppy (ˈjʌpɪ)
 
n
1.  an affluent young professional person
 
adj
2.  typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies
 
[C20: from y(oung) u(rban) or up(wardly mobile) p(rofessional) + -ie]
 
yuppy or yuppy
 
n
 
adj
 
[C20: from y(oung) u(rban) or up(wardly mobile) p(rofessional) + -ie]
 
'yuppiedom or yuppy
 
n

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yuppie
1982, acronym from "young urban professional," ousting competition from yumpie (1984), from "young upward-mobile professional," and yap (1984), from "young aspiring professional." The word was felt as an insult by 1985.
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yuppie definition

[ˈjəpi]
and yuppy
  1. n.
    a young urban professional. : The yuppies are getting a lot of flack these days.
  2. mod.
    having to do with yuppies. : I don't want to drive one of those yuppie cars.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
yuppie
young urban professional
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