yuppify

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verb yup·pi·fy \ˈyə-pə-ˌfī\

Definition of yuppify

yuppified

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yuppifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make appealing to yuppies; also :  to infuse with the qualities or values of yuppies

yuppification

play \ˌyə-pə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of yuppify

1984


YUPPIFY Defined for English Language Learners

yuppify

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Definition of yuppify for English Language Learners

  • : to change (a city, neighborhood, etc.) so that it is more appealing to young people who make a lot of money : to make (something) appealing to yuppies

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