Adjective "yuppies" definition and examples

(Yuppies may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈjʌpi/

Definitions and examples

noun

A fashionable young middle-class person with a well-paid job.
  1. as modifier 'a yuppie type from the bank'
  2. 'This hotel in Shivajinagar had for years remained outside the loop for the partying yuppy crowd.'
  3. 'I was born too late to be a yuppy, too early to be generation X, or a member of the Chemical Generation.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"revolutions can be yuppies."

"precincts can be yuppies."

"manies can be yuppies."

"confessions can be yuppies."

"bureaucrats can be yuppies."

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Origin

(yuppie)1980s: elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional.