Yuppie


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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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What's beyond contention is that, unlike members of the Volvo set in his cabinet, Clinton presents a mixed pedigree of yuppie and working stiff, a few parts Hope, a few parts New Haven, equal measures of hardscrabble and suburbia, a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll.
The way we live now, I worry that I might be mistaken for a yuppie.
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27) They were usually twenty to thirty years old, college educated and overwhelmingly White single men and women (some in Harlem were Black Yuppies or "Buppies" (28) or Gay Yuppies, "Guppies" in Chelsea, West Village sections of New York City).
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Bateman embodies both the well-groomed image of the Wall Street yuppie and the gruesome image of the serial killer.
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The so-called yuppie who used to dine out four or five times a week, now goes out once a week.