Etymology
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yuppie (n.)
1982, acronym from "young urban professional," ousting competition from yumpie (1984), from "young upward-mobile professional," and yap (1984), from "young aspiring professional." The word was felt as an insult by 1985.
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yurt (n.)
"house or hut of the natives of north and central Asia," 1784, ultimately from Russian yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning "home, dwelling."
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YWCA (n.)
also Y.W.C.A., 1874, initialism (acronym) of Young Women's Christian Association.
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