nouveau riche

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nou·veau riche

 (no͞o′vō rēsh′)
n. pl. nou·veaux riches (no͞o′vō rēsh′)
One who has recently become rich, especially one who flaunts newly acquired wealth.

[French : nouveau, new + riche, rich.]

nouveau riche

(ˌnuːvəʊ ˈriːʃ; French nuvo riʃ)
n, pl nouveaux riches (ˌnuːvəʊ ˈriːʃ; French nuvo riʃ)
(often plural) a person who has acquired wealth recently and is regarded as vulgarly ostentatious or lacking in social graces
adj
of or characteristic of the nouveaux riches
[French, literally: new rich]

nou•veau riche

(ˈnu voʊ ˈriʃ)

n., pl. nou•veaux riches (ˈnu voʊ ˈriʃ)
a person who is newly rich, esp. one regarded as ostentatious or uncultivated.
[1805–15; < French: new rich (person)]

nouveau riche

A French phrase meaning new rich, used to mean someone who has only recently become wealthy and is inclined to be ostentatious in spending.
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nouveau riche

noun
1. arriviste, upstart, new-rich, parvenu The nouveau riche have to find a way of being accepted. the gaudy mansions Shaw built for the nouveaux riches in the late 19th century
adjective
1. arriviste, upstart, newly-rich, parvenu The countryside is changing and nouveau riche people are moving in.
Translations

nouveau riche

[ˌnuːvəʊˈriːʃ] N (nouveaux riches (pl)) → nuevo/a rico/a m/f

nouveau riche

n pl <-x -s> → Neureiche(r) mf

nouveau riche

[ˌnuːvəʊˈriːʃ] n (nouveaux riches (pl)) → nuovo/a ricco/a, arricchito/a
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Four hundred dollars a year does not appear a large sum, even to the nouveaux riches of America, but it sufficed to give Adrienne and her grandmother a comfortable, and even a respectable subsistence in the provinces.
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Indeed, many Reds have been left clinging to the comfort blanket that their club is bigger, and has a more successful history, than the 'nouveaux riche' Blues.
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The group of 'nouveaux riche' that became prominent in the Mubarak era sought political influence by establishing their own media outlets rather than using state media.
Esther Ansell's Mordecai Josephs is an "opprobrious" portrait of the Jewish nouveaux riche. Published under a male pseudonym, it causes outrage in the press and is denounced by other characters as anti-Semitic treachery, the "putting of weapons into the hands of our enemies."
The consensus from some rival fans on the social network was that it hadn't taken long for Evertonians to slip into the smarmy smugness of the nouveaux riche.
Miranda says she never fitted into the area where she lived, describing it as full of nouveaux riche, and began her acting career in school plays.
Mikellides loathed the nouveaux riche, the island's so-called elite, and politicians -- though he did run in the European Parliament elections earlier this year -- whom he accused of ignoring the impending economic catastrophe.
This is because it aims to attract the nouveaux riche, especially in emerging markets, who want the trappings of old money.
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