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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French nouveau riche (literally new rich).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nouveau riche (plural nouveaux riches)

  1. (derogatory) New money; wealthy persons whose fortunes are newly acquired, and who are therefore perceived to lack the refinement of those who were raised wealthy.
    Synonym: parvenu
    Antonym: vieux riche

Usage notesEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

nouveau riche (not comparable)

  1. Newly rich; like a nouveau riche.

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