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 nouveau-riche nouveau-riche

noun

  • a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class  ( arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart )
    a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
  • adj

  • characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position  ( nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart )
    characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position


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