buppie

noun

bup·​pie ˈbə-pē How to pronounce buppie (audio)
: 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, 19 Feb. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'buppie.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buppie was in 1984

Dictionary Entries Near buppie

Cite this Entry

“Buppie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buppie. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!