yuppy


yuppy

noun, plural yup·pies. (often initial capital letter)

  1. yuppie.

noun (often initial capital letter)

  1. a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.

noun (sometimes capital)

  1. an affluent young professional person

adjective

  1. typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies

1982, acronym from “young urban professional,” ousting competition from yumpie (1984), from “young upward-mobile professional,” and yap (1984), from “young aspiring professional.” The word was felt as an insult by 1985.

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