buppie

noun
bup·​pie | \ ˈbə-pē How to pronounce buppie (audio) \

Definition of buppie

: a college-educated black adult who is employed in a well-paying profession and who lives or works in or near a large city

First Known Use of buppie

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buppie

b(lack) entry 1 + (y)uppie

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“Buppie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buppie. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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