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yuppie

or yup·py

[ yuhp-ee ]
/ ˈyʌp i /
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noun, plural yup·pies.

(often initial capital letter) a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.

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Origin of yuppie

First recorded in 1980–85, Americanism;y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional) + -ie
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yuppie

yuppy

/ (ˈjʌpɪ) /

noun (sometimes capital)

an affluent young professional person

adjective

typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies

Derived forms of yuppie

yuppiedom, noun

Word Origin for yuppie

C20: from y (oung) u (rban) or up (wardly mobile) p (rofessional) + -ie
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