Yuppies lived in luxury flats and had lots of money, fun and sex - and everyone hated them for it, so the phrase "Yuppie" caught on.
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He said: "This once-nice place has been taken over by yuppies and 4x4s - and the moaners are just one or two London people.
But now our WRVS cafes face the chop over plans by the NHS to bring in yuppie coffee shops.
When, in the early 1980s, mobile phones were the size of a couple of bricks and were operated with some difficulty and theatrical pretension by early model, red-braced yuppies and bullish property developers in big City suits, the traditional red GPO phone box has announced an "adopt-a-kiosk of Alan Duncan, architect of Liverpool's Anglican cathedral and Waterloo Bridge – are fine works of small-scale architecture.
Byline: MICK DONNELLY ONE of the best views in Britain is to be denied to many hundreds of working-class Geordies in favour of a handful of yuppies.
Yet it is largely the politician spearheading the public policies to attract the developers to build or rebuild urban spaces for yuppie clients.
The Scuppie - Socially Conscious Upwardly-mobile Person NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day will mark a significant point in the evolution of the American lexicon -- the death of the Yuppie and the birth of the Scuppie (Socially Conscious Upwardly-mobile Person).
The faith's growing popularity reflects a yearning for meaning among China's yuppies, who increasingly are attracted to Buddhism's rejection of materialism and emphasis on the transitory nature of life.