yuppification

Definitions

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  • noun The act or process of yuppifying.

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Examples

  • Simon conflates two trends -- the "yuppification" of newspapers, and the dismantling of newspapers during the Internet age.

    John McQuaid: The Wire's Faulty Diagnosis

  • Though both types of business are frequently accused of demanding usurious interest rates that exploit the poor, they possess one important advantage over Whole Foods: They are immune from aesthetic charges of yuppification.

    A Whole Foods Fight in Boston

  • So while I'm sure some "hipsters" are very upset that they can't access their IROs, my guess is that The Bike Crusader will soon tire of bicycles and move on to his next target, which will be some other symbol of 1980s "yuppification" such as sushi restaurants, avocados, or the music of Sade.

    Sweetest Ta-glue: Putting the "Sade" in "Crusade"

  • Now it's springtime and the yuppification is in full bloom.

    Marvin Gaye Honored with Belgian Food

  • It's the middle of nowhere undergoing yuppification or gentrification, with a massive convention center next door and hotel architecture befitting Star Wars as in: Why are these corridors 60 feet high?

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • Nino's was founded in 1968 by the Caltado family, when the surrounded area was still pretty rife with Mafia, with no dreams of yuppification.

    Arrivederci, Nino's!

  • Reading your posts makes me look forward to the inevitable crash of this nauseating wave of yuppification.

    Bad to Worse

  • Nino's was founded in 1968 by the Caltado family, when the surrounded area was still pretty rife with Mafia, with no dreams of yuppification.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Interim, a small radical magazine, to target the tourists whom it blames, among others, for the city's yuppification.

    The Guardian World News

  • Even though the community is in an advanced stage of yuppification, Zaccardi would prefer not to advertise the fact that the building might be full of expensive video equipment.

    Chicago Reader

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