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yuppify

[yuhp-uh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), yup·pi·fied, yup·pi·fy·ing. Informal.
  1. 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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Related formsyup·pi·fi·ca·tion, noun
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yuppify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to make yuppie in nature
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Derived Formsyuppification, noun
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