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[yuhp-ee] /ˈyʌp i/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.
Origin of yuppie
1980-85, Americanism; y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional) + -ie Unabridged
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noun (sometimes capital)
an affluent young professional person
typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies
Derived Forms
yuppiedom, noun
Word Origin
C20: from y(oung) u(rban) or up(wardly mobile) p(rofessional) + -ie
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Word Origin and History for 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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Slang definitions & phrases for yuppie



An exclamation of pleasure, esp of sensual delight (1878+)


Something sweet or pleasant, esp to eat (1889+)

[perhaps fr a locution used with children, hence contextually as well as phonetically related to tummy or tum-tum]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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young urban professional
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