parvenue

noun
par·​ve·​nue | \ ˈpär-və-ˌnü How to pronounce parvenue (audio) , -ˌnyü \

Definition of parvenue

: a woman who is a parvenu

Other Words from parvenue

parvenue adjective

First Known Use of parvenue

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parvenue

French, from parvenue, feminine of parvenum, past participle

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“Parvenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parvenue. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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