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nouveau riche

adjective uk   /ˌnuː.vəʊˈriːʃ/  us   /-voʊ-/ disapproving
Nouveau riche people are people from a low social class who have recently become very rich and like to show this publicly by spending a lot of money.
the nouveau riche
noun [plural] uk   us  
The restaurant is popular with the city's nouveau riche.
Translations of “nouveau riche”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴發戶的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴发户的…
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