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parvenus

noun
plural of parvenu

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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

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“Parvenus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parvenus. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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