"Yuppie" is just what I need - a colloquial, ironic, and somewhat condescending word to describe young, hot-shot finance-types. The only problem is that it feels dated. Is there another, more modern word I could use to describe the same kind of person, with the same negative and/or ironic connotation?

Note: "Hipster" has occurred to me, but it isn't quite right because it applies more to the alternative or creative crowd, and not so much to Wall Street investment bankers.

  • Do “yuppies” still exist? – user121863 Apr 10 at 22:22
  • @Hachi Considering it stands for "young, urban professional", I would say so? – Tyler Apr 10 at 22:27
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    They were more than that...and the term finally acquired a negative connotation: The word lost most of its political connotations and, particularly after the 1987 stock market crash, gained the negative socio-economic connotations that it sports today. On April 8, 1991, Time magazine proclaimed the death of the "yuppie" in a mock obituary. [ en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuppie – user121863 Apr 10 at 22:29
  • Tell-Tale Signs of the Modern-Day Yuppie - nytimes.com/2015/05/10/fashion/… – user121863 Apr 10 at 22:37
  • They sorta died...I dunno. newrepublic.com/article/143609/… – KannE Apr 11 at 3:07

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