from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A young city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle.
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- n. a young upwardly mobile urban professional person with an affluent lifestyle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an ambitious young adult, usually college-educated, living in or near a large city, with a professional career and an affluent lifestyle. The "u" in the word is sometimes interpreted as meaning “upwardly mobile”.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style
y(oung) u(rban) p(rofessional), influenced by yippie.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)