Yuppify meaning

yŭpə-fī
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To make (an urban area, for example) attractive to young affluent residents or consumers.
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(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.

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Origin of yuppify

  • yuppie –fy

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

  • yuppie +"Ž -ify

    From Wiktionary