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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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Yuppie was an acronym from the Thatcher years of the 1980s that meant Young Upwardly Mobile Professionals who earned good money and could often be flash about spending it.
Yet the actual process of attracting yuppies to new areas required more than realtors' steering and politicians waiting at the tax coffers.
At the same time, seven out of 10 former yuppies, now aged between 45 and 55, say they should have saved more money earlier in their career and 32% worry about how they would cope if their regular income stopped.
Struggling to pay the bills while salvaging any kind of social life at $35,000 a year does not a "yuppie" make.
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.
A survey of new company entrants suggests that Japanese yuppies are just about the worst lot to go for.
Now condominiums outnumber sand dunes and Commercial Street is clogged with circuit boys and yuppies in SUVs.
He is repeatedly recognized as somebody else, he often confuses the identities of his fellow yuppies, and more than once he deliberately misidentifies himself to others.
LONDON yuppies are flocking to the most remote pub in mainland Britain for wild stag nights.
THE most remote pub in mainland Britain has become the toast of yuppies - as a wild place to hold a stag night.