American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make (an urban area, for example) attractive to young affluent residents or consumers.
- v. To redevelop (an urban area or commercial premises) so as to attract affluent young professionals as residents or clientele.
- yuppie + -ify (Wiktionary)
- yuppie + -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What is it about Midtown that attracts new fast food chains trying to yuppify some strange ethnic classic?”
“Kirkgate Market - despite concerns from a campaign group that the authority will 'yuppify' the historic facilities.”
“Verbs "are sometimes created with humorous intent," he wrote, "as in trendify, to make trendy or fashionable, and yuppify, to make an area attractive to yuppies.”
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