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Synonyms and Antonyms of parvenu

  1. one who has recently acquired wealth and social position <the kind of trophy house that a parvenu buys to prove to people, and to himself, that he has indeed arrived> Synonyms arriviste, nouveau riche, upstartRelated Words arrivé, comer; adventurer, snob, social climber; fat cat, moneybags, nabob

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