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Meaning of "yuppie" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YUPPIE

From y( oung) u( rban) or up( wardly mobile) p( rofessional) + -ie.
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PRONUNCIATION OF YUPPIE

yuppie  [ˈjʌpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YUPPIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yuppie can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES YUPPIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Yuppie

Yuppie is a term that refers to a member of the upper middle class or upper class in their 20s or 30s. It first came into use in the early 1980s.

Definition of yuppie in the English dictionary

The definition of yuppie in the dictionary is an affluent young professional person. Other definition of yuppie is typical of or reflecting the values characteristic of yuppies.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH YUPPIE


buppie
ˈbʌpɪ
cuppy
ˈkʌpɪ
duppy
ˈdʌpɪ
guppy
ˈɡʌpɪ
hiccupy
ˈhɪkʌpɪ
keepy-uppy
ˌkiːpɪˈʌpɪ
puppy
ˈpʌpɪ
yuppy
ˈjʌpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YUPPIE

yumminess
yummo
yummy
yummy mummy
yump
yumpie
Yung-lo
Yunnan
yup
Yupik
yuppie disease
yuppie flu
yuppiedom
yuppieish
yuppification
yuppified
yuppifies
yuppify
yuppy
yupster

WORDS THAT END LIKE YUPPIE

chappie
clippie
crappie
drappie
hippie
koppie
lappie
preppie
shippie
yappie
yippie

Synonyms and antonyms of yuppie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yuppie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YUPPIE

Find out the translation of yuppie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yuppie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yuppie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

雅痞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yuppie
570 millions of speakers

English

yuppie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

yuppie
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المترف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

яппи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

yuppie
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

yuppie
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yuppie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yuppie
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Yuppie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヤッピー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yuppie
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yuppie
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युप्पी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yuppie
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

yuppie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

yuppie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

яппі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

yuppie
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

yuppie
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

yuppie
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

yuppie
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

yuppie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yuppie

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YUPPIE»

The term «yuppie» is regularly used and occupies the 62.479 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YUPPIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «yuppie» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «yuppie» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about yuppie

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YUPPIE»

Discover the use of yuppie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yuppie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Diary of a Yuppie
He is a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and president of the Museum of the City of New York. This is his thirty-eighth book, the most recent being The Book Class and Honorable Men.
Louis Auchincloss, 1986
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English First: How to Not Talk Like a Christian Yuppie
Communicating the importance of proper diction for Christians, in English First, author Pan Troglodytes provides a guide for learning to talk and write like a humble Christian, in American English.
Pan Troglodytes, 2012
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Seeing Through the Eighties: Television and Reaganism
Yuppie Envy and Yuppie Guilt: L.A. Law and thirtysomething Yuppies could not during the Reagan years be successfully directly represented on network TV. Since the true yuppie image is a comic parody and especially considering no one  ...
Jane Feuer, 1995
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Pat the Yuppie
A parody of children's texture books describes the world of the Yuppie and lets the reader touch sheepskin seat-covers, fresh pasta, and the brick of a new condominium
Jim Becker, Andy Mayer, 1986
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Driven: Inside BMW, the Most Admired Car Company in the World
The term yuppie, say some researchers, was first used in print by Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene in a March 1983 piece on Jerry Rubin, a hippie- turned-yuppie, and was bandied about extensively in the 1984 presidential campaign in ...
David Kiley, 2004
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Twentysomething, Floundering, and Off the Yuppie Track: A ...
Discusses many of the dilemmas faced by those in their twenties--career confusion, relationship troubles, and self-concept--and teaches the skills necessary to cope with adulthood and get the most out of life
Steven Gibb, 1991
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Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s
Just as the phrase "the Big Chill" meant selling out, not hanging out; just as Reagan fostered materialism rather than facilitating idealism, the 1980s' yuppie was ubiquitous but illusory. Perhaps America's most famous yuppie, Michael J. Fox, ...
Gil Troy, 2005
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Mother Jones Magazine
i. Post-Yuppie. America. o. N THE BUS A FEW WEEKS AGO, I HEARD the refrain once again: someone blaming the elevation of Poppy Bush on the "goddamn yuppies." The original description by satirist Alice Kahn of a group of acquisitive,  ...
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The Films of the Eighties: A Social History
'"Studio executives relate to them,' insists a marketing executive who requests anonymit v. 'It's a high-pressure, brutally competitive environment that mirrors the style and workings of making movies.'"1 Yuppie filmmakers like Steven Spielberg , ...
William J. Palmer, 1995
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Social Communication in Advertising: Consumption in the ...
We have uncovered virtually no evidence that would support the yuppie class thesis, the notion that a synergism among the component elements of yup— piedom makes yuppies somehow sui generis politically. More than 85% of the impact of ...
William Leiss, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YUPPIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yuppie is used in the context of the following news items.
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'American Psycho' musical heading to Broadway with Benjamin …
It centres on a yuppie serial killer who is obsessed with high-end clothes and beauty products even as he slashes his way through Manhattan. Christian Bale ... «680 News, Jul 15»
2
Mayoral candidates: Ban rush-hour trucks “building yuppie flats for …
There are all these construction trucks building yuppie flats for Russian oligarchs. “I think you could ban most lorries at these times. I'd particularly like to see ... «London Loves Business, Jul 15»
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Photos show alleged vandal behind 'Go home yuppie scum' graffiti …
JERSEY CITY — Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man seen in new security footage allegedly spray painting "GO HOME YUPPIE SCUM! «NJ.com, Jun 15»
4
How yuppie guilt killed the It bag
There was a time when all Posh Spice had to do was step out with a $4000 designer handbag on her arm to start a global run on a product worth the equivalent ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jun 15»
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'GO HOME YUPPIE SCUM' graffiti in Jersey City denounces …
A vandal spray-painted "GO HOME YUPPIE SCUM!" on the front of the new residential building next door to City Hall in Downtown Jersey City. Charles & Co. «NJ.com, Jun 15»
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'Go home yuppie scum!' graffiti found on Downtown Jersey City …
An unknown graffiti artist spray-painted "GO HOME YUPPIE SCUM!" on the front of the new residential building next door to City Hall in Downtown Jersey City. «NJ.com, Jun 15»
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Yuccie - The Blend of Hipster And Yuppie Has Emerged
Hipsters, yuppies, and now yuccies? It's common knowledge that -insert hip city here- has been overrun with young, white creatives who gentrify neighborhoods ... «Complex, Jun 15»
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'Yuppie flu' link to genes
AUSTRALIAN scientists have uncovered genetic changes in the body that could finally settle the debate about whether chronic fatigue syndrome is just “yuppie ... «Herald Sun, May 15»
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Tell-Tale Signs of the Modern-Day Yuppie
Of all the family-newspaper-appropriate socioeconomic slurs, one that was ubiquitous in the 1980s and '90s is slowly on its way out in this millennium: yuppie. «New York Times, May 15»
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London Police Tear Gassed Some Window-Smashing Yuppie
Officers from London's Metropolitan Police sprayed CS gas at protesters in Brixton on Saturday, after they'd smashed in the windows of Foxtons estate agents ... «VICE, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Yuppie [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/yuppie>. Sep 2022 ».
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