nouveau pauvre

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French nouveau pauvre (new poor), modeled on nouveau riche (new money).

NounEdit

nouveau pauvre (plural nouveaux pauvres)

  1. A newly impoverished person; somebody who has recently become poor. [from 1965]

AdjectiveEdit

nouveau pauvre (not comparable)

  1. Similar to or having the qualities of a nouveau povre.

AntonymsEdit