yuppiedom


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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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yuppiedom

n (inf) the rise of yuppiedom in the eightiesder Aufstieg der Yuppies in den 80er Jahren
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