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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