arriviste


ar·ri·viste

noun \-ˈvēst\

Definition of ARRIVISTE

:  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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