yuppie


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yup·pie

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

[From y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional) (influenced by yippie).]

yup′pie·dom n.

yuppie

(ˈjʌpɪ) or

yuppy

n (sometimes capital)
(Sociology) an affluent young professional person
adj
(Sociology) typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies
[C20: from y(oung) u(rban) or up(wardly mobile) p(rofessional) + -ie]
ˈyuppiedom n

yup•pie

or yup•py

(ˈyʌp i)

n., pl. -pies. (sometimes cap.)
a young, ambitious, educated city dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.
[1980–85; y(oung)u(rban)p(rofessional) + -ie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yuppie - a young upwardly mobile professional individualyuppie - a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
Translations
mladý zbohatlíkyuppie
yuppie
juppi
japijs
dieťa šťasteny
japi
başarılı ve hovarda genç iş adamıyupi

yuppie

[ˈjʌpɪ]
A. N ABBR =young upwardly mobile professionalyuppie mf
B. CPD [car, clothes] → de yuppie; [bar, restaurant, area] → de yuppies
yuppie flu Nsíndrome m vírico

yuppie

[ˈjʌpi]
nyuppie mf, jeune cadre mf dynamique
modif [lifestyle] → de yuppie, de jeune cadre dynamique; [area, accessories] → de yuppies, de jeunes cadres dynamiques, branché(e)

yuppie

, yuppy
nYuppie m
adjyuppiehaft; yuppie carYuppieauto nt; yuppie jobYuppiejob m

yuppie

[ˈjʌpɪ] nyuppie m/f inv

yuppie,

yuppy

(ˈjapi) plural yuppies noun
a young, ambitious, professional person who earns a lot of money and spends it on fashionable things.
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It's so much easier than sharing anything else, like the $60 worth of overpriced yuppie comestibles I foolishly brought home in that bag.
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