nouveau riche

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noun nou·veau riche \ˌnü-ˌvō-ˈrēsh\

Definition of nouveau riche

plural

nouveaux riches

\ˌnü-ˌvō-ˈrēsh\
  1. :  a person newly rich :  parvenu

Examples of nouveau riche in a sentence

  1. <a nouveau riche who is reportedly using his money to buy his way into Palm Beach society>

Origin and Etymology of nouveau riche

French, literally, new rich


First Known Use: circa 1796


NOUVEAU RICHE Defined for English Language Learners

nouveau riche

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noun nou·veau riche \ˌnü-ˌvō-ˈrēsh\

Definition of nouveau riche for English Language Learners

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



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