Adjective "yuppy" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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. yuppie. yuppie or yuppy [yuhp-ee] /ˈyʌp i/ Spell Syllables noun, (often initial capital letter)

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

More examples(as adjective)

"traditions can be yuppy."

"flus can be yuppy."


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