Meaning of “social climber” in the English Dictionary

"social climber" in British English

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social climbernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsəʊ.ʃəl ˈklaɪ.mər/ us /ˌsoʊ.ʃəl ˈklaɪ.mɚ/ disapproving

someone who tries to improve their social position by being very friendly to people from a higher social class

social climbing
noun [ U ] uk us

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

"social climber" in American English

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social climbernoun [ C ]

us /ˈsoʊ·ʃəl ˈklɑɪ·mər/

disapproving someone who tries to move into a higher social rank

(Definition of “social climber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)