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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
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)]
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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