Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of arriviste

  1. one who has recently acquired wealth and social position <the town's old money immediately shunned these vulgar arrivistes, who may have had the cash but certainly not the class> Synonyms nouveau riche, parvenu, upstartRelated Words arrivé, comer; adventurer, snob, social climber; fat cat, moneybags, nabob

Learn More about arriviste

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arriviste? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).