transitive verbyup·pi·fied, yup·pi·fy·ing, yup·pi·fies
To make (an urban area, for example) attractive to young affluent residents or consumers.
Origin of yuppifyyuppie -fy
(third-person singular simple present yuppifies, present participle yuppifying, simple past and past participle yuppified)
- (often used pejoratively) To redevelop (an urban area or commercial premises) so as to attract affluent young professionals as residents or clientele.
- This used to be an honest old-fashioned backstreet boozer but, like Fulham itself, the pub has had its soul ripped out since it has been yuppified
yuppie +"Ž -ify