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.

Words nearby yuppify

OTHER WORDS FROM yuppify

yup·pi·fi·ca·tion, noun
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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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