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

Examples of buppie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the heart of the disagreement between Monica and Quincy — and for that matter, Solomon and me — was our generation’s gender wars gone buppie: Could Monica really win the boy next door, play ball and have it all? Salamishah Tillet, New York Times, "Romances That Let Black Women Be Ambitious for a Change," 19 Feb. 2020

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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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Last Updated

20 Jan 2021

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“Buppie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buppie. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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