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A slang term popular in early/mid 1980s Germany and Austria, which was the equivalent of the English term, "Yuppie". This neologism was used in much the same way to mock a new wave of American-influenced young urban sophisticate twenty-somethings in Austria and West Germany at the time.

Translated from German, "junge Römer" means "young Roman(s)" (the term can denote both singular - when used for a male - and plural), likening the heightened style of living of these young Europeans to that of many of the extravagant upperclass Romans in Rome's Golden Age.

The term was popularized further by Austrian pop/rock singer, Falco, in 1984 with his song by the same name, which glamorized the junge Römer lifestyle (Falco counted himself among this group of people).
From Falco's, Junge Römer:
"Junge Römer, die Nacht ist jung wie ihr,
vergesst das Morgen."

Translation: Young Romans, the night is young like you, forget the morning.
by Humberttt October 28, 2007

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