What does Yuppie mean?

Young urban professional

A yuppie is typically a young individual who lives in a city and is pursuing a successful professional career. They usually have a college degree and a well-paying job in a big city.

The term came into existence in the 1980s, a time when the wave of capitalism was at its peak and a large number of young individuals were drawn towards it. A famous example of a yuppie is the character of Jordan Belfort from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.

In the modern context, a yuppie, when combined with the traits of a hipster, gives rise to a ‘yuccie’. This is a young urban creative individual who is usually found in trendy city neighbourhoods.

Example for using ‘Yuppie’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen that new guy in the office?

Yeah, the one who always dresses so sharp? Total yuppie vibes!

Haha, yup! He’s definitely a young urban professional.

No doubt! He’s got the college degree, the fancy job, and lives in the heart of the city.