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- (UK, Anglicised) IPA(key): /ˌnuː.vəʊ ˈɹiːʃ/
- (US, Anglicized) IPA(key): /ˌnu.voʊ ˈɹiʃ/, /ˌnu.voʊ ˈɹɪtʃ/
- Rhymes: -ɪtʃ
- (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.
"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.