'Parvenu' — Video Word of the Day 1/27/2020

Learn the meaning and history of 'parvenu' in our video series with TIME


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Our Word of the Day for January 27, 2020 is parvenu, a noun meaning "one that suddenly gains wealth or power."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

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