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[yuhp-uh-fahy] /ˈyʌp əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), yuppified, yuppifying. Informal.
to make (a neighborhood or area) more upscale or affluent in order to appeal to the lifestyle and tastes of yuppies.
Related forms
yuppification, noun
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verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to make yuppie in nature
Derived Forms
yuppification, noun
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To change a place, clothing, etc, to e characteristi of or welcoming to yuppies (1984+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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