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yuppie

noun [C] ( plural yuppies) ( also yuppy)
 
 
/ˈjʌpi/ ( US also YAP)
a young person who lives in a city, earns a lot of money, and spends it doing fashionable things and buying expensive possessions: a yuppie bar/flat the yuppie consumer/market The term jetset can no longer be confined to yuppies, and international business executives.
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