nouveau riche

nouveau riche
nouveau riche NOUN (treated as pl. ) people who have recently acquired wealth, typically those perceived as lacking good taste.
ORIGIN French, 'new rich' .

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  • Nouveau riche — Nou veau riche , m., Nouvelle riche Nou velle riche , f.; pl. m. {Noveaux riches}, f. {Nouvelles riches}. [F.] A person newly rich. Contrasted with {old money}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • nouveau riche — index philistine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Nouveau riche — ● Nouveau riche dont la fortune est récente et qui la montre avec ostentation, mauvais goût …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nouveau riche — 1813, French, lit. new rich. Opposite noveau pauvre is attested from 1965. Ancient Greek had the same idea in neo ploutos newly become rich …   Etymology dictionary

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  • nouveau riche — [no͞o΄vō rēsh′] n. pl. nouveaux riches [no͞o΄vō rēsh′] [Fr, newly rich] a person who has only recently become rich: often connoting tasteless ostentation, lack of culture, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Nouveau riche — For other uses, see Nouveau riche (disambiguation). The nouveau riche (French for new rich , pronounced [nu.vo ʁiʃ]), or new money, comprise those who have acquired considerable wealth within their own generation.[1] The term is generally used to …   Wikipedia

  • nouveau-riche — [[t]nu͟ːvoʊ ri͟ːʃ[/t]] (The plural can be either nouveau riche or nouveaux riches.) 1) N PLURAL: usu the N (disapproval) The nouveaux riches are people who have only recently become rich and who have tastes and manners that some people consider… …   English dictionary

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