Definition of yuppify in US English:

yuppify

verb

[with object]informal, derogatory
  • Make more affluent and upmarket in keeping with the taste and lifestyle of yuppies.

    ‘Kreuzberg is slowly being yuppified with smart little eating places’
    • ‘His lament that the Cafe is now multi-ethnic, mainstream, and yuppified is shared by other interviewees.’
    • ‘I ran down to the port at Leith, which has all been yuppified and is pretty nice, and just explored around there.’
    • ‘So can you please now cease and desist with your ever-growing trend to try and yuppify the names of dull, everyday things?’

Pronunciation

yuppify

/ˈyəpəˌfī//ˈjəpəˌfaɪ/