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parvenu

par·ve·nu

parvenu

 
 
pronunciation:
par v nu [or] par v nyu
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who has suddenly acquired wealth or status, without acquiring the tastes, manners, customs, or the like of his or her new station.
At the posh country club, parvenus were immediately identifiable by their flashy gold jewelry and rude treatment of staff, to whom they felt newly superior.
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