One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An affluent retired person able to pursue an active lifestyle.
retired person, pensioner, old-age pensioner, oapView synonyms
- ‘Welcome to the VPF retreat for woopies; BJ, bring your dentures and pills against gastritis and party with us’
- ‘Now that the kids are grown and she has retired from her job to run her own business, she has joined the ranks of the Woopies.’
1980s: elaboration of the acronym from well-off older person.
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