arriviste

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Borrowed from French arriviste.

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arriviste (plural arrivistes)

  1. (derogatory) An upstart or newcomer; nouveau riche; parvenu; an ambitious, brash or arrogant person who has yet to integrate with his or her new social group.
    • 1920, Bertrand Russell, chapter V, in The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism[1]:
      The second class in the bureaucracy, among whom are to be found most of the men occupying political posts just below the top, consists of arrivistes, who are enthusiastic Bolsheviks because of the material success of Bolshevism.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From arriver +‎ -iste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ʁi.vist/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

arriviste m or f by sense (plural arrivistes)

  1. (derogatory) arriviste

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ar.riˈvi.ste/
  • Rhymes: -iste
  • Hyphenation: ar‧ri‧vì‧ste

Noun[edit]

arriviste f

  1. plural of arrivista

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