What Does the Word “YUPPIE” Mean and Where Did “TAFFIE” “DINK” and “DROPPIE” Come From?

YUPPIES are Young Urban Professional People.

The U.S. Census Bureau has created many other acronyms to identify other social groups.

TAFFIES are Technologically Advanced Families who are wired to the Internet.

DINK stands for Dual Income No Kids.

And lastly, DROPPIES is from the first letters of Disillusioned, Relatively Ordinary Professionals Preferring Independent Employment Situations.

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