One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]derogatory, informal
Make more affluent and upmarket in keeping with the taste and lifestyle of yuppies.‘Kreuzberg is slowly being yuppified with smart little eating places’
- ‘I ran down to the port at Leith, which has all been yuppified and is pretty nice, and just explored around there.’
- ‘His lament that the Cafe is now multi-ethnic, mainstream, and yuppified is shared by other interviewees.’
- ‘So can you please now cease and desist with your ever-growing trend to try and yuppify the names of dull, everyday things?’
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