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"