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English definition of “parvenu”

parvenu

noun [C]     /ˈpɑː.və.nuː/ US  /ˈpɑːr-/ formal disapproving
someone from a low social position who has suddenly become rich or successfulClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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