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Yuppie

Updated: Nov 21

Pronunciation: [ yuhp-ee ]


Definition: noun

a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle

Origin: 1980; English


Etymology: elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • suit

  • urban

  • professional

  • white-collar worker

Example: The newly appointed young Vice President is the epitome of a yuppie.

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