buppie


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bup·pie

 (bŭp′ē)
n. Informal
A young black city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle.

buppie

(ˈbʌpɪ)
n
(Sociology) informal (sometimes capital) an affluent young Black person
[C20: from B(lack) + (y)uppie]
Translations

buppie

, buppy
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Undemanding, predictable fare which comes to the not entirely surprising conclusion that romance only works if approached with mutual respect rather than playing mind games but, given that it's written by a man, it closes with Keith taking the upper hand like some kind of buppie Taming of the Shrew.
By the 1980s, with oil supplies replenished, a bustling economy and a burgeoning Buppie and Yuppie middle class, came an increased demand for luxury car brands.
As a comedy writer, there really is no dress code because you're sitting in a room and pitching stories and jokes all day," says the 31-year-old creator of the buppie comedy Living Sing and the upcoming sitcom Lush Life.
Indeed, during their commentary, the trio concur the humiliating scene where Matt Dillon's cop manhandles Thandie Newton's upscale Buppie was the most difficult one to get through.
Toplining Kerry Washington ("Save the Last Dance") as a buppie with a talent for high-end shoplifting, polished pic awkwardly falls between arthouse and mainstream terrain as a theatrical proposition; an enterprising distrib might give it a try, but film is likely to fare best as a homevid item.
His hosts, a buppie couple, are putting him through the paces, demanding to know why they should invest in his fund and not one of the darling mutual funds they've so often seen touted in financial magazines.
In these blocks are a mixture of well-cared-for brick Victorian townhouses and gardens maintained by elderly, black retired schoolteachers like my late mom, younger two-income working families and a few stalwart, young Buppie hoodsteaders.
Back in female garb, Frederique discovers her dad, Pierre (Claude Rich), is head curator at a museum and lives in a magnificently appointed apartment with his younger male lover of 10 years, Francis (Dieudonne), a buppie proctologist with an amusing eating disorder.
Jonathan Rollins, Law's matinee-idol buppie, defended a white cop in a police-brutality case spear-headed by a morally ambiguous black community leader (Al Sharpton has become television's favorite caricature).
Set in Chicago, show casts Fox as Robyn Buckley, a willful buppie who is set up on a blind date by a terminally geeky white guy named Sam Wagner (Jon Cryer in a terrific turn) whom she met in line at a restaurant.
Add some great descriptive narrative, humor, racism, sexual harassment, corporate politics and good old buppie angst and you've got Brothers and Sisters, a fictional account of a Los Angeles-based bank operations manager, Esther Jackson.