yuppify

verb
yup·​pi·​fy | \ ˈyə-pə-ˌfī How to pronounce yuppify (audio) \
yuppified; yuppifying

Definition of yuppify

transitive verb

: to make appealing to yuppies also : to infuse with the qualities or values of yuppies

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yuppification \ ˌyə-​pə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce yuppification (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of yuppify

1984, in the meaning defined above

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yuppify

verb

English Language Learners Definition of yuppify

informal + disapproving : 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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