イッフィー

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First appears in Japanese in 1991 after coinage by Fortune magazine.

From English yiffie, from an acronym standing for young, independent, free (or some variant, such as free-minded), and few; used as a label for the generation after the yuppies.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.f.fi.i/, [iɸɸiː]

Noun[edit]

イッフィー (romaji iffī)

  1. a yiffie: a member of the generation after the yuppies

References[edit]

  • DataPal (electronic version), Shogakukan 1998. In Japanese.