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Um, Is Yuccie A Typo Or Another Acronym

by Marie Vonow (follow)
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We've heard of yuppies, they've been around since the 1980s. Then there's the hipster, a term used back in the mid twentieth century and then in a somewhat different way in the nineties and beyond. It seems now there's the 'yuccie'. And I also came across the acronym 'HENRY'. Isn't anybody just a person anymore?

Definitions
Yuppie stands for 'young urban professional' as most would be aware. The Cambridge English Dictionary's definition is 'a young person who lives in a city, earns a lot of money, and spends it doing fashionable things and buying expensive possessions.'



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Vocabulary.com says other acronyms have been used for this group in society including 'yumpie,' for "young upwardly mobile professional, and "yap," for "young aspiring professional." but yuppie is the commonly used one.

I'm not going to give a definition of a hipster because it gets so confusing. Hipsters were around in the 1950s and 1960s but when the term is used about people in the 1990s it has a somewhat different meaning.

I wouldn't even mention 'hipster' as it isn't an acronym but according to a newspaper article I read recently, a yuccie is a 'combination of yuppie and hipster'. The article claimed a yuccie has the 'career drive of a yuppie' combined with the 'creativity of a hipster' but he/she wants to run a successful business. There was something about wanting to be environmentally responsible as well.

The top definition according to Urban Dictionary is Yuccies - 'Young Urban Creatives. In a nutshell, a slice of Generation Y, borne of suburban comfort, indoctrinated with the transcendent power of education, and infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them.'



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Another interesting acronym is HENRYs, those who are “High Earning, Not Rich Yet”. Although they can be any age this term is increasingly used in reference to Millennials. After a bit more research on the internet I discovered the acronym was coined in 2003 by Fortune Magazine. HENRY was used in reference to families in the $250,000 to $500,000 pa earning bracket who were said to not have much left after education costs, housing, taxes, family expenses and saving for retirement. (Elsewhere I have seen the bracket was $100,000 to 250,000.)

I find all these acronyms interesting but also confusing and a bit sad that people are always looking for a 'pigeonhole' to put a person in. We talk about baby boomers, Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z and so on depending on when a person was born. There are terms, often acronyms, based on how much a person earns, their aspirations and their lifestyle. At the end of the day everyone is just a person, do they have to be labelled and pigeonholed?


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