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Adjective: parvenu  'paa(r)-vu,noo
  1. Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    - nouveau-riche, parvenue, upstart
  2. Of or characteristic of a parvenu
    - parvenue
Noun: parvenu  'paa(r)-vu,noo
  1. A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    - upstart, nouveau-riche, arriviste

Derived forms: parvenus

See also: new, pretentious

Type of: disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Parvenu