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nouveau riche

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noun nou·veau riche \ˌnü-ˌvō-ˈrēsh\

Simple Definition of nouveau riche

  • : a person who has recently become rich and who likes to spend a lot of money

Full Definition of nouveau riche

plural nou·veaux riches \same\

  1. :  a person newly rich :  parvenu

Examples of nouveau riche

  1. <a nouveau riche who is reportedly using his money to buy his way into Palm Beach society>



Origin of nouveau riche

French, literally, new rich


First Known Use: 1801

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