One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural yuppiesinformal, derogatory
A young person with a well-paid job and a fashionable lifestyle.
worldly, consumerist, money-oriented, money-grubbingView synonyms
- ‘I was born too late to be a yuppy, too early to be generation X, or a member of the Chemical Generation.’
- ‘The yuppie crowds love the concept and organisers swear that these events are extremely popular.’
- ‘There were even people playing football in the yuppie village this evening.’
- ‘Harlem is a relatively harmless, rather dull patch of a great city still garnering a tiny cachet among the local yuppies because it used to have quite a spunky black community.’
- ‘This hotel in Shivajinagar had for years remained outside the loop for the partying yuppy crowd.’
1980s: elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional.
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