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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Yuppies lived in luxury flats and had lots of money, fun and sex - and everyone hated them for it, so the phrase "Yuppie" caught on.
He said: "This once-nice place has been taken over by yuppies and 4x4s - and the moaners are just one or two London people.
IT WAS the era of perms, yuppies and shoulder pads.
IT was the era of bubble perms, yuppies and shoulder pads.
ONE of the best views in Britain is to be denied to many hundreds of working-class Geordies in favour of a handful of yuppies.
27) They were usually twenty to thirty years old, college educated and overwhelmingly White single men and women (some in Harlem were Black Yuppies or "Buppies" (28) or Gay Yuppies, "Guppies" in Chelsea, West Village sections of New York City).
you will not see a Scuppie in the rainforest chained to an old growth tree or on the high seas buzzing an oil tanker in an inflatable boat, but considering most of us are recovering Yuppies, cut us some slack.
NEARLY half of people who were dubbed Yuppies in the 1980s say they are now struggling financially.
At the same time, seven out of 10 former yuppies, now aged between 45 and 55, say they should have saved more money earlier in their career and 32% worry about how they would cope if their regular income stopped.
Skateboarding is now an official sport for fat, lazy yuppies to watch.
One of Hayes' objectives over the past decade has been to broaden the demographic of the revolutionary green movement beyond its core constituency of white yuppies and hippies.
It doesn't mean I want the poor people to leave and the SUV- driving yuppies to take over.