YUPPIE (Young Urban Professional)

The term yuppie derives from young urban professional. Coined in the 1980s, the term yuppie was used as a derogatory label for wealthy, urban young businessmen who were considered arrogant. Yuppies were associated with a lifestyle that involved wearing high-end clothing. sewing, driving high-end cars and bragging about your success.
Many attribute the term to Joseph Epstein, a writer and former editor of The American Scholar. However, the first time it was published was in May 1980 on an issue of a Chicago magazine, in the From Yippie to Yuppie article. Yippies, in contrast to yuppies, were a counterculture group that emerged in the late 1960s.