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noun as in newly rich

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noun as in upstart

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The song in question is “All About That Bass,” an L.A. Reid shepherded anthem courtesy of 20-year-old parvenu Meghan Trainor.

I've never understood this fixation some people, especially the social striver-parvenu types, have with fancy watches.

On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.

The squire's son-in-law was quite aware that the wealthy Mr. Sleek was a parvenu.

His excellency bowed slightly, the parvenu humbled himself lower than the earth, then they chatted for a moment.

Our aim, after all, is the same as the business parvenu; we want to do the things others do at the top—what we call the top!

In a word, putting one in mind of the parvenu in the ‘Walpurgis Nacht.’

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to parvenu, such as: upstart, and nouveau riche.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.