Definitions for: Nouveau-riche


[n] 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



Webster (1913) Definition: Nou`veau" riche", m., Nouvelle riche Nou`velle"

Synonyms: parvenu, parvenu, parvenue, pretentious, upstart, upstart(a)

See Also: climber, disagreeable person, junior, social climber, unpleasant person

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