Definition of yuppify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

yuppify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈyʌpəˌfaɪ//
 
[often passive]yuppify something(informal)(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yuppify
 
he / she / it yuppifies
 
past simple yuppified
 
-ing form yuppifying
 
 
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to make something such as an area of a city more expensive and fashionable, and attractive to yuppies a yuppified area of Brooklyn
yuppification
 
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NAmE//ˌyʌpəfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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