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English adjective: parvenu

1. parvenu characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenue, upstart



2. parvenu of or characteristic of a parvenu




English noun: parvenu

1. parvenu (person) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Synonymsarriviste, nouveau-riche, upstart

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)climber, junior, social climber

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