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English definition of “nouveau riche”

nouveau riche

adjective     /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 money Wealthiness and wealthy the nouveau riche     noun [plural] The restaurant is popular with the city's nouveau riche .Wealthy people
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