yuppify

verb yup·pi·fy \ ˈyə-pə-ˌfī \

Definition of yuppify

yuppified; yuppifying
transitive verb
: 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

verb

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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