nouveau riche

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French nouveau riche (literally new rich).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nouveau riche (plural nouveaux riches)

  1. (pejorative) New money; wealthy persons whose fortunes are newly acquired, and who are therefore perceived to lack the refinement of those who were raised wealthy.

Usage notes[edit]

"nouveau riche" is sometimes treated as a singular noun with the plural nouveaux riches and sometimes as a plural noun with no separate singular form.

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Adjective[edit]

nouveau riche (not comparable)

  1. Newly rich; like a nouveau riche.

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