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Yuppie, short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional",[1][2] is a term coined in the early 1980s for a young professional person working in a city.[3] The term is first attested in 1980, when it was used as a fairly neutral demographic label, but by the mid-to-late 1980s, when a "yuppie backlash" developed due to concerns over issues such as gentrification, some writers began using the term pejoratively.

Anti-yuppie graffiti criticizing the gentrification of Austin, Texas.