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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
Rhymes with Nouveau Riche
adjective. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.
Sentences with 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.