yuppify

[ yuhp-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈyʌp əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), yup·pi·fied, yup·pi·fy·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 1980–85; yupp(ie) + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM yuppify

yup·pi·fi·ca·tion, noun

Words nearby yuppify

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British Dictionary definitions for yuppify

yuppify
/ (ˈjʌpɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make yuppie in nature

Derived forms of yuppify

yuppification, noun
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