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Meaning of NOUVEAU RICHE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
  2. [adj]  characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
 
 Synonyms: parvenu, parvenu, parvenue, pretentious, upstart, upstart(a)
 
 See Also: climber, disagreeable person, junior, social climber, unpleasant person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nou`veau" riche"\, m., Nouvelle riche \Nou`velle"
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: people with newly acquired wealth.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adventurer, arriviste, Babbitt, boor, bounder, bourgeois, bourgeois gentilhomme, bright young man, cad, churl, clown, comer, epicier, fledgling, groundling, guttersnipe, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, looby, lout, low fellow, modern, modern generation, modern man, modernist, modernizer, mucker, mushroom, name-dropper, neologism, neologist, neology, neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new generation, new man, newly-rich, nouveau roturier, novus homo, parvenu, peasant, Philistine, pig in clover, ribald, rising generation, roturier, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, social climber, sprout, status seeker, stripling, tufthunter, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, would-be gentleman, yokel, Young Turk
 

 

 

 

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