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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But for the developer, tax abatements save not only upfront costs for residential construction, but also entices yuppies to rent or purchase a space at a perceived lessened cost.
By striving to embody both the image of a yuppie Wall Street stockbroker and a serial killer, Bateman becomes a dark double of the 1980s New York yuppie subculture that reveals nothing but meaninglessness.
There's himself and other "streetwise" urbanites, black and white, who have made a commitment to city life and condemn yuppie racism and materialism, but who watch their backs and thus avoid victimization at the hands of the urban poor.
wine market over the next decade will be made up of "that huge wave of Yuppies that burst upon America in the late '70s and early '80s," the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon was told last July be a wine merchant from New York City.
IT was the era of bubble perms, yuppies and shoulder pads.
So-called Yuppies or Young Urban Professionals epitomised 1980s success, and were infamous for their high spending, Filofaxes, having the latest gadgets and splashing out on expensive dining.
Brian is not the sort to huddle over a coal fire in a draughty old terrace house, in fact, he is a bit of a yuppie, so I was slightly embarrassed when I told him about this.
It is not "also known as yuppie flu", as the report states.
"We must have families here and not just the Stockton yuppie set.
Garrison, a middle-aged leader of the hooligan gangs supporting the (once gritty, now tony) West London side Chelsea, is less frightening, though no less compelling--the living, anachronistic legacy of that hooliganism in yuppie climes.
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.
If Contax is grandma's house, Leica is your yuppie cousin's downtown loft.