noun par·ve·nue \-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of PARVENUE

:  a woman who is a parvenu
parvenue adjective

Origin of PARVENUE

French, from parvenue, feminine of parvenum, past participle
First Known Use: 1826


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