WORDS: Merriam-Webster word of the day YUPPIFY
verb | YUP-uh-fye
to make appealing to yuppies; also : to infuse with the qualities or values of yuppies
Did You Know?
Yuppie and yuppify are products of the 1980s, but they owe a debt to predecessors from decades prior. Hippie (referring to a long-haired, unconventionally dressed young person who rejects societal mores; from hip, meaning “cool”) first appeared in print in the 1950s.
Examples of YUPPIFY
My sister rents an expensive apartment in a neighborhood that was recently yuppified.
“In those days, Surry Hills was a working-class suburb, and while its northern edges have been yuppified, the southern end around Cleveland Street maintains a vestige of the old feel.”
— Ean Higgins, The Australian, 31 July 2017