noun. a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.
- social climber
- unpleasant person
- disagreeable person
Words that Rhyme with Nouveau Riche
adjective. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.
Example sentences of the word nouveau-riche
1. Noun Phrase
Those who have made new money are often alluded to, somewhat disparagingly, by the term “nouveau riche.”
2. Noun Phrase
Winter might be a warm-up for "Great Gatsby," since it follows the external conflict of the "establishment" versus the "nouveau riche" as firmly as Fitzgerald's novel, published three years later.