nouveau-riche


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Noun1.nouveau-riche - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that classnouveau-riche - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
social climber, climber - someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
junior - term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
Adj.1.nouveau-riche - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new positionnouveau-riche - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
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Settings are sharply drawn, including nouveau-riche beach mansions, cracker tin-roof Sarasota cottages, and Venice-like Xochimilco canals and islands.
For tourist destinations, Google users frequently searched for Gangnam, a nouveau-riche district in southern Seoul which rose to fame following singer Psy's hit song "Gangnam Style," and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing Korea into south and north.
The nouveau-riche kids with those cars in the streets are there for this reason, he said.
Diplomacy is the domain of the mature; not arrogant nouveau-riche," Zarif wrote on his tweeter page on Wednesday.
Most in the subcontinent believe the old powers in the game suffer from a superiority complex, while many in England consider the Indian cricket establishment as nouveau-riche upstarts.