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social climber

noun

Simple Definition of social climber

  • : someone who tries to gain a higher social position or status (such as by becoming friendly with wealthy people)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of social climber

  1. :  one who attempts to gain a higher social position or acceptance in fashionable society

social climbing noun

1911

First Known Use of social climber

1911


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