[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for yuppify
/ (ˈjʌpɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make yuppie in nature
Derived forms of yuppifyyuppification, noun
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