from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To make (an urban area, for example) attractive to young affluent residents or consumers.
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- verb To
redevelop(an urban area or commercial premises) so as to attract affluent young professionals as residents or clientele.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.