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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
It was 1971, well before the word yuppie had been coined, or wide acceptance of the principle that monetary success and value were synonyms.
The term yuppie (short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional") refers to an 1980s and early 1990s term for financially secure, upper-middle class young people in their 20s and early 30s.
It saw rapid expansion as the niche became - in yuppie fashion - mainstream.
Guber, the quintessential New Age yuppie, is seen heading off his divorce because it would cost him too much, and participating in hand-holding group therapy sessions with business partner Peters.
Get ride of the entitled yuppie scum & self important egotists … Gilbert, where the buck are you from, california? new york? jeeze …
Anyway, still reeling from this encounter, I entered a popular "yuppie"-themed grocery store in order to secure provisions for my wife and infant son, who my ruthless publisher Chronicle are forcing me to leave behind:
The hollow 1980s yuppie is now the country’s worst nightmare — a remorseless serial killer who kills for fun.
Her overbearingly entitled yuppie brother, Beau (Craig Wallace), clumsily pitches a tent near Johnnie's with girlfriend-of-the-moment Shavondra (Fatima Quander), a clotheshorse who would flee nature faster than you can say "American Express."
And that bothered me, because it almost made me seem like what once would have been called a yuppie, but I guessed I could have been called, mixing centuries and descriptions, a Calvinistic flash.
Mr. Towers finds it unusual that a yuppie should be a former English major in Columbia and that I do not know how real Yuppies talk.