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Definition of yuppify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yuppify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yuppify
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it yuppifies
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪz//
 
past simple yuppified
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪd//
 
past participle yuppified
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form yuppifying
BrE BrE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌpɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] yuppify something (informal, disapproving) to make something such as an area of a city more expensive and fashionable, and attractive to yuppies a yuppified area of London
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yuppify