yuppie

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noun, often capitalized yup·pie \ˈyə-pē\

Definition of yuppie

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

yuppiedom

play \ˈyə-pē-dəm\ adjective

yuppieish

play \ˈyə-pē-ish\ adjective

Examples of yuppie in a Sentence

  1. Her friends are just a bunch of yuppies.

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Origin and Etymology of yuppie

probably from young urban professional + -ie


First Known Use: 1980


YUPPIE Defined for English Language Learners

yuppie

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noun

Definition of yuppie for English Language Learners

  • : a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city



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