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English definition of “nouveau riche”

nouveau riche

adjective uk   /ˌnuː.vəʊˈriːʃ/ us    /-voʊ-/ disapproving
describes people from a low social class who have recently become very rich and like to show this publicly by spending a lot of moneyWealthiness and wealthy
the nouveau riche
noun [plural] uk   us  
The restaurant is popular with the city's nouveau riche.Wealthy people
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