- a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.
Origin of yuppie
Examples from the Web for yuppie
Because in 1980, yuppie culture was just beginning to blossom.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon
March 29, 2014
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.Getting Behind the Russia Plan
September 10, 2013
I do realize this response makes me seem two-thirds boring and one-third yuppie, proportions that are, alas, accurate.Curtis Sittenfeld: How I Write
June 26, 2013
The specter of the yuppie is simply raised from time to time to remind the viewer of the "real" Bostonians' essential qualities.Enough With the Boston Movies!
December 9, 2010
And here Paul does appear to speak for his generation: He has given us the finest example yet of yuppie selfishness in senescence.The Biggest Rand Paul Outrage Yet
June 15, 2010
- an affluent young professional person
- typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies
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.