Yuppie definition

yŭpē
(informal) A young professional regarded variously as upscale, ambitious, materialistic, faddish, etc.
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(informal) A young upwardly mobile urban professional person with an affluent lifestyle.
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A young city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yuppie
Plural:
yuppies

Origin of yuppie

  • From y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional) (influenced by yippie)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition