yup·pie / ˈyəpē/ (also yup·py) • n. (pl. -pies) inf., derog. a well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle.
DERIVATIVES: yup·pie·dom n.ORIGIN: 1980s: elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional.
, droopy, goopy, groupie, loopy, pupae, roupy, snoopy, soupy, Tupi
, guppy, puppy, yuppie
, clumpy, dumpy, frumpy, grumpy, humpy, jumpy, lumpy, plumpy, rumpy-pumpy, scrumpy, stumpy
•hiccupy • chirrupy • calliope
•pericope • syncope
, horoscopy, microscopy, stereoscopy
•Penelope • canopy • satrapy
, misanthropy, philanthropy
, chemotherapy, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, radiotherapy, therapy
•entropy • syrupy (US
sirupy) • chirpy
informal and derogatory term for a well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle. The term is recorded from the 1980s, seen as the period at which such people flourished, and is an elaboration of the acronym from young urban professional
. It has generated a number of similar terms.
yuppie (or yuppy) (ˈjʌpɪ)
Colloquial young urban (or
upwardly mobile) professional