Meaning of “parvenu” in the English Dictionary

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"parvenu" in British English

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parvenunoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɑː.və.nuː/ us /ˈpɑːr.və.nuː/ formal disapproving

someone from a low social position who has suddenly become rich or successful

(Definition of “parvenu” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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