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Informal for (y)oung (U)rban (P)rofessional, or Yup. turned into yuppie in the 1980's. A term used to describe someone who is young, possibly just out of college, and who has a high-paying job and an affluent lifestyle. Can now be used to describe any rich person who is not modest about their financial status. Yuppiedom (yuppie-dum)is a term used to describe an involvement in being a yuppie.
Yuppie-I'm going to go drive my ferrari to the seafood place for a $500 lobster.
Average person-I'm gonna fuck your wife, take your time with the lobster.
by Don June 23, 2005
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a very arrogant well put together young urban professional who you more than likely will find wearing gucci and prada with a large bank account which they love to brag about. You can find them drinking Starbucks, living in a one bedroom apartment in a city where they will pay 1000-2000 a month for and spending another 3000 a month on their credit cards. They brag about their designer clothes and love to flaunt them , as well as their wealth. They look down upon anyone who isnt as wealthy or high status as they are. Men are likely to be found wearing designer suits, gucci preferably with slicked back or well cut hair. The women will be wearing prada/gucci and fendi. The most arrogant concieted fucks on the planet.
Look at that yuppie flaunting his wealth.
Most of the characters in American Psycho
by Paul Allen February 25, 2005
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Stands for Young Urban Professional. Yuppies are usually the children of doctors and lawyers, hold Master's degrees from Ivy League universities, and are very concerned with their appearance. Many were in fraternities and many live in expensive houses or apartments.

Yuppies can typically be seen in large metropolitan areas such as Portland or New York. Their wardrobe consists of grey, black or khakhi slacks, usually with grey, striped or pastel colored suit jackets and shirts. Yuppies typically take the idea of competing for social status extremely seriously. Their culture revolves around Starbucks coffee, expensive foreign restaurants and romantic comedies starring Julia Roberts or Tom Hanks. Yuppies generally only hold political views that are considered trendy.
Many yuppies go into fields such as politics, big business, public administration, medicine and law. You may have worked for one.
The most popular movie about yuppie culture is American Psycho.

Yuppies are what happens to hipsters and preps when they grow up.
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Self absorbed pompous, selfish, spoiled and morally corrupt individuals between the ages of 25 and 40. Usually have a master’s degree and a hot wife or girlfriend. They love $7.00 cups of coffee, European cars, designer clothing, outrageously expensive homes and watching the stock market 24/7.

They’ll have one or two kids that tend to be little versions of their parents – spoiled, loud and demand attention. Their wives never work and spend most of their time at the mall, at the spa, at Starbucks with other yuppie wives or banging the pool boy because they’re husbands are too busy making more money.
Yuppie - Oh dear, I can't fit the baby seat in the Porsche.
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Acronym for Young Urban Professional. Group whose culture blends the hippie/counterculture values of the 60s and the materialistic monetary-based values of the 80s. Usually congregate in Starbuck's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and a wide variety of vintage clothing boutiques. Includes both moderate Liberals (Majority of yuppies), and moderate Conservatives (smaller group of yuppies), although both the far left and the far right enjoy dissing them.
far left dude: I hate these damn yuppies! They claim to be "artists" and "bohemians", yet their materialistic pursuits embody the very antithesis of the counterculture, and price real "artists" like me out of the neighborhoods they move to!

far right dude: I hate these damn yuppies. I can't stand they flaunt their metrosexuality with their designer labels, lattes, luxury cars, and globally conscious health food stores. It's european-wannabe wimps like them that corrupt America!
by RDUdude July 08, 2005
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A word derived from the root YUP standing for "Young urban professional". A wealthy person who makes sure that every other person is informed of that fact.
1. A person who is a Yuppie might live in an expensive apartment in a major city and works an important desk job at a large corporation. Probably wears expensive brandnames. Shops at hoity toity stores us commonfolk probably never heard of. Buys coffee at Starbucks even though they own a $500 fancy shmancy coffee maker at home.

2. In a family setting:
-Lives in a development neighborhood in a suburban area with few trees or foliage. All houses look very similar.
-Has a family dog(Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Saint Bernard, ect.)
-Drives a Minivan (I.E. Honda Odyssey)
-Mother of family does not work.
-Father of family holds prominent position at corporation in the city.
-2-4 children with a number of supposed allergies and health problems.
-Has a number of Yuppie friends who come to visit with their Yuppie children.
-Still buys coffee at Starbucks.
Yuppies can be annoying and arrogant. Few are actual decent and honest human beings.
by phil_g March 28, 2009
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Term coined in the 80s, describing a certain demographic of Young Updwardly-mobile Professional as found in cities and fast-paced business environments.

Yuppies differ from your bog-standard "business man" due to their relatively young age, their blatant arrogance, bloody-minded ambition and the fact that they care more about their work and making money, than the fact that everyone thinks they are a complete twat.
Any of the characters in American Psycho
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