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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.

yuppie

A young urban professional in his or her twenties or thirties with an affluent lifestyle. This acronymic term dates from the 1980s. Newsweek characterized 1984 as “the Year of the Yuppie.” The television series Thirtysomething, showing from 1987 to 1991, featured men and women in their thirties who fit the profile of yuppies. See also preppy; baby boomers.
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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.
The double image of Patrick Bateman is constructed both within the novel and the film, and both media help to construct the double image of the yuppie and the serial killer--which, in the end, becomes actualized only in an empty symbol, a reflection.
YUPPIE: Gracias por lo de banda y cito a los de El Colegio por ser buena onda, aunque son medio snobs.
The only slight advantage to Anderson's method is his unintentionally nasty portrait of yuppie gentrifiers.
Hotchkin said the emerging yuppie market was most attractive and "wants to enjoy Pinot but if they wanted to gamble they'd go to Las Vegas.
It stands for Myalgic encephalomyelitis but is also known as chronic fatigue and has been dubbed "yuppie flu".
The yuppie's favourite accessory, the Filofax, came fourth in the poll followed by the films Dirty Dancing and The Goonies in joint fifth place.
Yuppie accessory the Filofax came fourth, followed by the films Dirty Dancing and The Goonies.
IF FURTHER evidence was needed that yuppie fashionistas have jumped on football's bandwagon in recent years, Earl Spencer's family has provided it.
Champagne and cocktails epitomised the Yuppie lifestyle
We have farmer's lung, tennis elbow, jogger's nipple, athlete's foot, bird fancier's lung, waiter's palsy, writer's cramp, dowager's hump, yuppie flu and many others.
Sir - The report on Ian Woosnam's ill health in Tuesday's Western Mail - "Woosie battles back after 'yuppie flu" - shows that there is still an appalling level of ignorance in the media about ME.
But John Early, chairman of AMEC Developments, which played a major part in transforming the Newcastle Quayside, insists North Shore is not just for the "yuppie set".
It says a lot about Foer that he supports Barca--or so he tells us." If you have liberal politics and yuppie tastes," he writes, "it isn't easy to find a corner of the soccer firmament that feels like home....
Now the nincompoops at City Hall have decided to do away with our Red House and build yuppie flats!