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Yuppie

noun

(also Yup or yuppoid or yupster) An affluent, usually city-dwelling, professional in his or her 20s and 30s; a prosperous and ambitious young professional: Yuppies are dedicated to the twin goals of making piles of money and achieving perfection through physical fitness and therapy/ The narrow dance floor is soon crammed with ''Yuppies,'' young urban professionals taking time out from social climbing/ The Yups discover that the locals have been putting up with this for years/ His death must have made more than a few Madison yupsters check their calendars/ photos of two generically cheerful yuppoids holding scotch glasses

[1984+; fr young urban professional, and modeled on yippie; perhaps coined for a 1983 book called The Yuppie Handbook, which was modeled on the earlier book The Official Preppy Handbook]


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