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yuppify

[ yuhp-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞y蕦p 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), yup路pi路fied, yup路pi路fy路ing.Informal.
to make (a neighborhood or area) more upscale or affluent in order to appeal to the lifestyle and tastes of yuppies.
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Origin of yuppify

First recorded in 1980鈥85; yupp(ie) + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM yuppify

yup路pi路fi路ca路tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for yuppify

yuppify
/ (藞j蕦p瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make yuppie in nature

Derived forms of yuppify

yuppification, noun
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