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  • Among its terms: chiconomic: style-conscious on a budget. furcation: a polite term for unpaid time off combining furlough and vacation. crecession: mixing credit crisis and recession to describe the current crisis. duppie: acronym for depressed urban professional or downwardly mobile urban professional. bankster: combination of banker and gangster.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories 2009


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  • (WordSpy, n.) A depressed urban professional; a person who once had a high-status or high-paying job and must now work in a menial or lower paying job.

    June 3, 2008