buppie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of black and yuppie or an abbreviation of black urban professional, modelled on yuppie (from young urban professional).

Noun[edit]

buppie (plural buppies)

  1. (US, slang) short for "black urban professional", a African American subset of the yuppie category. The group includes black professionals and executives in their late twenties and early thirties.

Usage notes[edit]

The term is sometimes used in derogatory fashion to discuss Black Americans who place an extreme emphasis on materialism. Jobs associated with buppies include: consultant, investment banker, doctor, Lawyer or engineer.

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