nouveau-riche nouveau-riche

Definition(s):

  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

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News

  • Champions League Draw Produces Groups of ‘Fun,’ ‘Tradition,’ Other Surprises

    UEFA held the draw for the group stage of the Champions League on Thursday, and the results leave soccer enthusiasts salivating at the matchups that the coming months will bring. Traditional powers like Barcelona and Bayern Munich take their rightful places among the favorites to advance to the knockout rounds, while the upstarts and nouveau-riche […]
    on August 30, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

Quotes

  • Sembene said: "For us African film-makers, it was then necessary to become political, to become involved in a struggle against all the ills of man's cupidity, envy, individualism, the nouveau-riche mentality, and all the things we have inherited...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Sembene Ousmane Source: Tonight

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