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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.

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 former was a classic example of Yuppy Business Dialect, a form of conversation that originated in 1980s New York and spread worldwide.
Being a yuppy wannabe, he'sdesperate to turn himself into a Brummie version of Sir Alan, the businessman star of The Apprentice.
Then there is the camp male couple with a passion for schitzus and the neurotic yuppy pair who start screaming and shouting at the slightest mishap.
They're only partially true and the Friday night crowd in Bar Sirius only partially suited the yuppy criteria.
Q MY 17-year-old daughter has been off college for months now with ME, or "yuppy flu".
Between the miners' strike, the rise of the yuppy and the property crash we managed to find enough time to start a mini baby boom.
# Yuppy Love: Trying to impress two posh female yuppies, Del leans nonchalantly back towards the bar - only to find the barman has opened the hatch as he goes crashing to the floor.
Property is still a good money-making option - but high prices mean you'll need a vast amount of cash.- Get on board the stocks and shares market before a predicted up-surge next year, but be wary of the dot.com lure.- Join the latest yuppy craze and invest in the Irish art world.
The new e-types have been worked out by marketing gurus CACI, who years ago coined the term yuppy.