And here Paul does appear to speak for his generation: He has given us the finest example yet of yuppie selfishness in senescence.
The specter of the yuppie is simply raised from time to time to remind the viewer of the "real" Bostonians' essential qualities.
I do realize this response makes me seem two-thirds boring and one-third yuppie, proportions that are, alas, accurate.
Because in 1980, yuppie culture was just beginning to blossom.
If you met him in a bar, he might be all likkered up and decide he wants to kick your pasty, yuppie ass just for the hell of it.
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.
(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]