yuppie

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yuppie

1. noun, informal An ambitious, well-educated young person who has a high-paying professional career and leads an affluent lifestyle. Cars like that would only ever be attractive to yuppies with too much money on their hands and not enough common sense. Oh, come off it, Darryl. You earn a six-figure-salary, you drive a Corvette, and you play squash on the weekends. You are the definition of a yuppie!
2. adjective, informal Of, describing, or indicating such a person. This used to be a funky, laid-back town, but it has been turning into a real yuppie hotspot ever since the tech boom in the late 2000s. Ah, the pumpkin spice latte—the yuppie drink of choice!

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.

yuppy

verb
See yuppie

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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The events the survey focused on covered the major bases of yuppiedom: move to first home, first marriage, purchase of first home, first child, move to an upgraded home or secondary vacation home, divorce, second marriage and retirement.
Yuppiedom is awash with champers, marble loos and Porsches.
Next, celebrate yuppiedom: many markets now carry "gourmet" dry-mix products, such as macaroni mixes from Annie's Home-grown, soup mixes from Mayacamas and Knorr, grains from Arrowhead Mills, pilafs from Lundberg Farms, instant refried beans and chili from Fantastic Foods, and lentil and other instant soups from Near East and Nile Spice.
At its best, the "New Complexity" represents a range of options that are a welcome antidote the sterility of "academic serialism" in this country, and even more to the aggressive vapidity of "the mock-astral plane of musical yuppiedom"(9) represented by most "new simplicity," "new romanticism," "new vernacular," and so on.
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.
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.