Ah okay, in that case this is my mistake. That wasn't my understanding of the word. I thought it was a young middle class person with a well paid job. Forgive me for that, and feel free to ignore my other points. Edit: Although Mirriam-Webster defines a yuppie as "a young college-educated adult who is employed in a well-paying profession and who lives and works in or near a large city" - it doesn't mention anything about someone who rarely if ever contributes to the good of the wider community, but words are flexible and that's what makes them so fun.