Yuccies Claim the Counterculture Group Spot

Just like hippies have evolved into bohemians, hipsters have done some transitioning of their own. So, how can you tell an old-school flannel-wearing-philosopher from a       new-age progressive sophisticate? Here’s a history lesson for you. First, there were yuppies, literally translating to young urban professionals. Look for those who are liberal minded and fresh out of college, while putting on the act of having their shit together. Following the yuppies, hipsters made it onto the scene. You know enough about them already.

The newest groupies to make headway are yuccies no I’m not making that one up. These guys are the young urban creatives, pish posh. David Infante, writer of The Hipster is Dead, and You Might Not Like Who Comes Next, shares some of his trademarks for yuccies. Can you say that without laughing?

  • “Avoids visible tattoos (not a prudent career move)”
  • “Loves Seinfeld even though it went off the air when they were 16”
  • “Gets the NYT Weekend Edition but doesn’t read the news”
  • “Has thousands of Instagram followers, but almost no Twitter followers”


Where can you spot a yuccie? Look for that guy going to great lengths to stage an Instagram photo— total yuccie move. Here are some fast facts for you. Yuppies are successful. Hipsters are retro deep thinkers. Yuccies are the golden child of the two.

Feature image courtsey of getty images 



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