an acronym for 'young urban profes-sional' (later also interpreted as 'young upwardly-mobile professional') with an added -ie ending in imitation of hippie, yippie, surfie, etc. The word was coined sometime between 1978 and 1980 to denote a new social phenomenon which needed to be distinguished from the existing preppies. The yuppie, originally identifiable in New York City by a uniform of a business suit worn with running shoes, is an ambitious work-oriented materialist, usually highly paid and extremely receptive to consumer fash-ions. The term quickly became estab-lished all over the English-speaking world, epitomising the 'aspirational' mood of the 1980s.
► 'Yuppie scum fuck off/Kill a yuppie today.' (Graffiti protesting the gentrification of the East End, London, 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Yuppie — est un acronyme de Young Urban Professional. C est un terme anglophone typique des années 1980, il définit les jeunes cadres et ingénieurs de haut niveau, évoluant dans les milieux de la haute finance et habitant le cœur des grandes capitales… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yuppie — (acrónimo para young urban professional “Joven Profesional Urbano”)[1] es el término en Estados Unidos para referirse a un miembro de la clase media alta entre 20 y 40 años de edad.[2] Se empezó a utilizar a principios de los años 80 y se entró… …   Wikipedia Español

  • yuppie — [ jupi ] n. • 1984; acronyme angl. de Young urban professional, et allus. à hippie, son contraire ♦ Anglic. Jeune cadre dynamique et ambitieux (cf. Jeune loup). Les yuppies. ⊗ HOM. Youpi. ● yuppie nom (de l anglais young, jeune, urban, de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yuppie — Sm Junge erfolgreiche Leute ohne Kinder zwischen 25 und 45 per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Amerikanische Kürzung aus young urban professional.    Ebenso nndl. yuppie, ne. yuppie, nfrz. yuppie, ndn. yuppie. ✎ Porter, M …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • yuppie — yup‧pie [ˈjʌpi] also yuppy noun yuppies PLURALFORM [countable] informal a young person in a professional job with a high income, especially one who enjoys spending money and having a fashionable way of life; = YAP: • The area has been converted… …   Financial and business terms

  • Yuppie! — von Stefan Erben war im deutschen Sprachraum bis Anfang der 1990er Jahre das führende Programm zum Lesen und Schreiben von Nachrichten im Fidonet. Yuppie! war für die damalige Zeit außerordentlich benutzerfreundlich und menügeführt. Durch die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yuppie — Yuppie,der:⇨Karrierist Yuppie 1.Aufsteiger,Neureicher;abwertend:Emporkömmling,Karrierist,Karrieremacher,Raffke;veraltet:Parvenü 2.geschniegelterTyp,Angeber,Wichtigtuer,Prahler …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • yuppie — YÚPPIE s.m. Tânăr dinamic şi cu succes în afaceri. [pron. iắpi] (din engl., fr. yuppie [acronim de la Young Urban Professional (tânăr şcolit de la oraş) + suf. ie, făcând aluzie la antonimul hippie]) Trimis de tavi, 14.05.2004. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Yuppie — »junger, karrierebewusster, großen Wert auf seine äußere Erscheinung legender Stadtmensch, Aufsteiger«: Das Substantiv wurde in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. yuppie übernommen. Dieses ist aus den Anfangsbuchstaben von young… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • yuppie — yup pie, yuppy yup py(y[u^]p p[y^]), n. [young urban professional + ie.] an ambitious young adult, usually college educated, living in or near a large city, with a professional career and an affluent lifestyle. The u in the word is sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yuppie — / jʌpi/, it. / jup:i/ o / jap:i/ s. ingl. [formato dalle iniziali della locuz. young urban professional giovane professionista urbano , con suff. dim. ie, modellato su hippie ], usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. (pl. es. o invar.) [giovane… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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