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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Describing a "self-protective buppie cocoon, separate from poor blacks and all whites," Fulwood writes, "It is where I live, reluctantly, but more comfortably than anywhere else I could imagine." Besides, theirs is less a segregated life than a dual life.
This chapter is a terrific set piece; her own doubts as a "buppie," as well as the young homeless man Royce she befriends, leap off the page.
To say this is not to argue simplistically for a wave of insipid, compensatory "positive images" of successful doctors and attorneys or happy, "buppie" fathers.
In the premier episode a cop, played by "Boyz N the Hood" star Lurry Fishburne, is driven to distraction by the random street murder of his "buppie" brother (played by Joe Morton).
If you're a Young Upwardly Mobile Professional (Yuppie), Black Upwardly Mobile Professional (Buppie) or a Jewish-American Princess (JAP), can you really identify with the starving children in the Sudan?
A recent illustration of this trend is Ivanhoe Donaldson, the brilliant Washington Buppie who was Mayor Marion Barry's top assistant and political guru.
Meanwhile, uptight buppie sibs Andrew (Lance Gardner) and Olivia (Matthis again) look over their late mother's house.
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.