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Definition of nouveau riche noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nouveau riche

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌnuvoʊ ˈriʃ//
 
(pl. nouveaux riches
NAmE//ˌnuvoʊ ˈriʃ//
 
or the nouveau riche)
(from French) (disapproving)
 
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a person who has recently become rich and likes to show how rich they are in a very obvious way
nouveau riche adjective
 
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