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arriviste

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noun ar·ri·viste \-ˈvēst\

Definition of arriviste

  1. :  one that is a new and uncertain arrival (as in social position or artistic endeavor)



Examples of arriviste

  1. <the town's old money immediately shunned these vulgar arrivistes, who may have had the cash but certainly not the class>



Origin of arriviste

French, from arriver


First Known Use: 1901



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