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social climber

noun as in upwardly social person

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Maurizio’s father, Rodolfo, did not approve of Reggiani’s social background and believed she was a social climber and opted not to attend the couple’s wedding.

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She is currently working on her third book, a novel called THE SOCIAL CLIMBER'S HANDBOOK.

"Social climber," Rosamond ticketed her with a calm that made Patricia wince.

When the cheap jack or the social climber dies, he may like it, but not the gentleman or lady.

Her employer—her social climber—her dbutante—in jail after a raid on a prize-fight!

"The only thing I've got against Mrs. Jackson is she's a social climber," Perkins broke in.

In London he was a social climber, in spite of his gold; here he was a sole autocrat of the camp.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to social climber, such as: climber, name-dropper, social animal, status seeker, and tufthunter.

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