(noun, adjective)


1. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

Similar word(s): pretentious, parvenue, upstart

2. of or characteristic of a parvenu

Similar word(s): new, parvenue


1. a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Similar word(s): arriviste, upstart

Definition categories: person