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noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑː.və.nuː/  us   /ˈpɑːr-/ formal disapproving
someone from a low social position who has suddenly become rich or successful
Translations of “parvenu”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴發戶…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴发户…
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