[ 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.
Related formsyup·pi·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yuppify
/ (ˈjʌpɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to make yuppie in nature
Derived Formsyuppification, noun
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