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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

yuppie

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

[ˈjʌpɪ] nyuppie m/f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

yuppie,

yuppy

(ˈjapi) plural yuppies noun
a young, ambitious, professional person who earns a lot of money and spends it on fashionable things.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
WHATEVER happened to Yuppies? I have to admit, this was not a burning question in my mind but a chum shouted it across the bar the other night in my general direction.
Georgi Kadiev is popularly known as the "red yuppie", red being the color of the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
He said: "This once-nice place has been taken over by yuppies and 4x4s - and the moaners are just one or two London people."
Amazingly Yuppie, a sniper with 19 years' experience, is impressed: "Great shot" he says, with a grin.
Gentrification is a process of displacement when longtime residents or residents unable to afford to live in a specific area must relocate because of the gentrifying profiteers' financial focus of the yuppie class.
Another ad, however, which aims to show savvy with "young and affluent" readers, defines the demographic as "yuppies" between the ages of 18 and 34 who earn $35,000-plus.
The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure.
The U.K.'s top celluloid exports--such as the Nick Park films and the yuppie treacle genre typified by Notting Hill and Love Actually--are "Little England" fantasies that would make Dickens cough up a roasted chestnut.
Curb the boomer hubris and yuppie arrogance that presumes economic forces exist at and for their pleasure instead of the other way around.
The Baby Boom generation is characterized by its clear dominance of the popular culture of yuppie consumerism.