Define: Yuppie

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Definition: Yuppie


Quick Summary of Yuppie


Short for “young urban professional” or “young, upwardly-mobile professional”. Yuppie is a term coined in the early 1980’s for a young professional person working in a city.



What is the dictionary definition of Yuppie?

Dictionary Definition


Yuppie is English slang for a successful and ambitious young person, especially one from within the industries of business or finance.

The word, which is now somewhat outdated, was originally formed from the term “young, upwardly-mobile professional”.


Full Definition of Yuppie




Examples of Yuppie in a sentence


Corporate yuppie culture is invading the development world and the old guard is slowly and inexorably crumbling.
My best friend is a yuppie. He lives in a massive mansion in the centre of London and earns well over £100,000 a year.
That guy is a superficial yuppie with absolutely minimal intellect.
He used to live the high life as a inner city London yuppie but eventually decided it his calling in life was actually to work with the poor and destitute in the most disadvantaged areas of Liverpool.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Yuppie are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.