yuppie

[ yuhp-ee ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional

Synonyms

  • suit
  • urban professional
  • white-collar worker

Antonyms

  • unambitious
  • unmotivated

Definition

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

Example

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

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