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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Yuppiedom is awash with champers, marble loos and Porsches.
I am trying to figure out who has angered Maureen Dowd (`` `Seinfeld' cast mirrors bane of yuppiedom,'' Opinions, May 20).
It's primarily by means of this dense concatenation of particulars, most of them arbitrary and inconsequential in themselves, that Seth succeeds at evoking the milieu of Northern California yuppiedom in the eighties.
And on The Celtic Tiger, Dempsey rips - or rather raps - into the greed and yuppiedom of Nineties Ireland.
It was that 1987 Top 40 album Journey To The Urge Within that briefly broke Pine to a mainstream coffee table audience, when jazz made a pact with yuppiedom, becoming a prized lifestyle accessory.
Thus, I often feel literally nauseated upon hearing works representative of the "new simplicity," or of the "new romantic" genre, works which, by aiming low, targeting only the mock-astral plane of musical yuppiedom, ignore the very dangers which make genuine art both human and transcendent.
Dick Allen brands this latter mode "a natural accompaniment to the |Me Generation,' the |Identity Crisis,' the selfishness and Yuppiedom of the late 70s and conservative 80s"; hence the rebellion centers on "our decision to write poetry not focused primarily on our individualist selves.
Alternatively, the whole jarring scene of the Birkenstock set crossing picket lines could be dismissed as yet another chapter in the forward march of yuppiedom, testimony to the remarkable persistence of the '80s culture of self-absorption in the midst of the '90s economy of recession.
He accused it of fostering a culture of greed which mirrored the days of 80s yuppiedom.