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- n. Plural form of dumpy.
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Craig Karpel warns that the generation we met in the 1980s as "yuppies" may reappear around 2020 as "dumpies" -- destitute, unprepared mature people wandering the streets with signs reading WILL WORK FOR MEDICINE.
“Just as the last decade was defined by yuppies and their flamboyant material excesses,” Business Week wrote in 1992, “the 1990s may come to be the age of ‘dumpies’—downwardly mobile professionals—and their struggle to stay in the upper end of the middle class.”
In ordinary language this is up to three dumpies of beer or four-and-a-half glasses of wine.
Yet I don’t like dumpies either, and Brown says she is little and stout — the better fitted for a wiry, starved-looking chap like you.