yuppie


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yuppie

and yuppy (ˈjəpi)
1. n. a young urban professional. The yuppies are getting a lot of flack these days.
2. mod. having to do with yuppies. I don’t want to drive one of those yuppie cars.
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Yet the actual process of attracting yuppies to new areas required more than realtors' steering and politicians waiting at the tax coffers.
By striving to embody both the image of a yuppie Wall Street stockbroker and a serial killer, Bateman becomes a dark double of the 1980s New York yuppie subculture that reveals nothing but meaninglessness.
So-called Yuppies or Young Urban Professionals epitomised 1980s success, and were infamous for their high spending, Filofaxes, having the latest gadgets and splashing out on expensive dining.
They thought it was muscular to start off with and then it was a virus in Asia - they think that took me over the top and I got chronic fatigue disorder, ME, a form of yuppie flu as they call it, even though I was never a yuppie," he joked.
but then neither do most of the 200 or so other yuppies who watch with me, and who show up to grab seats even earlier than I do.
I tried to explain that 20 per cent of pounds 100 was more than 25 per cent of nothing but to no avail; it was a "commercial decision" and I was being "emotive" about yuppies.
At least that's what she'll tell yuppie Max Farnham.
Bill Clinton, who made People's top twenty-five, went to another of those yuppie Renaissance Weekends.
Boring, predictable, 40-something Yuppie that I am, I figured I'd pick up a couple of vintage recordings by the integalactically influential Sixties singers/songwriters Neil Young, Lou Reed, and John Fogerty, plus a couple of Cd by the Rolling Stones, Little Feat, Slade, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Kelley scripts a pseudo-American male persona that is part Jeffrey Dahmer, the power-tool-wielding, homebody mass murderer; part Bob Villa, the yuppie self-sufficiency expert of This Old House; and part "the sensitive naked man" on Saturday Night Live.
We have impacted American society since the 1960's youth culture and spawned the consumer-based yuppie culture of the 1980's that still exists.
March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck Failla, president of a successful financial planning firm, is tired of being called a Yuppie.
Not only does the yuppie have an autistic brother, Raymond, living in an institution, but his sibling has inherited the bulk of their dad's fortune.
Gerrard struts around the pitch like a yuppie who walks into a nightclub only to discover that the talent isn't up to his standard.
Like The Blue Room, David Hare's adaptation of La Ronde that revealed Nicole Kidman's bare butt to Broadway audiencees, Closer is another chic, superbly acted but inch-deep yuppie soap opera.