yuppie
[ yuhp-ee ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional
Synonyms
  • suit
  • urban professional
  • white-collar worker
Antonyms
  • unambitious
  • unmotivated
Definition
a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle
Example
The newly appointed young Vice President is epitome of a yuppie.
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