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Definition of yuppie noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

yuppie

 noun
(also yuppy) noun
NAmE//ˈyʌpi//
 
(pl. yuppies) (informal) (often disapproving)
 
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a young professional person who lives in a city and earns a lot of money that they spend on expensive and fashionable things Formed from the first letters of the words “young urban professional.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: yuppie