nouveau riche


nou·veau riche

noun \ˌnü-ˌvō-ˈrēsh\

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

plural nou·veaux riches \same\

Full Definition of NOUVEAU RICHE

:  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

Rhymes with NOUVEAU RICHE

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