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Yuppie

Informal; an abbreviation for "young urban professional." A person in his/her twenties or thirties who makes significantly more money than most of his/her peers. Stereotypically, yuppies are extremely conscious of their social status, and some luxury products may be marketed especially to them. They tend to live in very large cities like New York or Chicago. The term was most common during the banking boom of the 1980s. It has a somewhat derogatory connotation.
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Yet the actual process of attracting yuppies to new areas required more than realtors' steering and politicians waiting at the tax coffers.
Instead the number of former yuppies donating money to charity has doubled to 21%, up from 9% in the 1980s, while they are also five times more likely to be concerned about the environment and eating organically.
You realize that everyone in the room, from the old Philly goons to the homeboys and the yuppies, is invested, against all probability, in the idea that something historic might happen here tonight, that a new welterweight might emerge, that the epic is still possible in Philly.
The age of the Yuppie looks set to make a comeback in Birmingham.
It's hard to put a finger on when the rot set in but I believe that at some point a firm of Management Consultants convinced `Greed Rules Always' to sacrifice the `old codgers' for the yuppie panacea, who come and go with the free beer tokens, and have to be told which way up to hold their racecards.
Like the novel, the film American Psycho can be seen as an ultimate portrayal of the 1980s New York yuppie lifestyle, depicting a world dominated by hedonism, greed, and egocentrism.
Steeped in the Jewish history of Toronto, College Street morphed into a multicultural mix, experiencing a huge influx of early 20th--century Italians, post-Second World War Portuguese, 1960s hippies, 1980s yuppies, and now the up--scale restaurants and bars of the new millennium.
Bobos, who generally owe their wealth and position not to meeting any genuine, objective standard of merit or criterion of desert but to the unpredictable wiles of the marketplace and to the exploitation of educational credentials and connections (that is, to sheer good luck and brown-nosing), differ from yuppies only in their reluctance to admit that they are the latest version of the relatively well-heeled, social-climbing arriviste.
I was a Mother Earth subscriber for over 20 years but the yuppies finally got the best of me.
The contrast between yuppies and their offspring yetties was most evident at the eight conferences (out of 10) that were related to the Internet and new media.
These anti-WTO protesters--who are a Noah's ark of flat-earth advocates, protectionist trade unions, and yuppies looking for their 1960s fix --are protesting against the wrong target with the wrong tools.
Valentin Diez Morodo has transformed Corona from a blue-collar brew in the "wrong" package and made in a country not known for beer to the elixir of yuppies worldwide.