What is a Yuppie?

Yuppie is short for young urban professional.

How Does a Yuppie Work?

Yuppies are usually in their twenties or thirties, just out of college or graduate school, and have high-paying jobs in the city. They tend to lead affluent lifetstyles.

In modern usage, the term may refer to any person who is obviously affluent or even arrogant.

Why Does a Yuppie Matter?

The term was very popular in the 1980s. Though the term used to be aspirational, it has since evolved to be more derogatory.

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