par·​ve·​nue ˈpär-və-ˌnü How to pronounce parvenue (audio)
: a woman who is a parvenu
parvenue adjective

Word History


French, from parvenue, feminine of parvenum, past participle

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parvenue was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Parvenue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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