Synonyms of 'parvenu'
upstartDictionary, nouveau riche (French) , social climber
the parvenu's snobbish desire to be linked with celebrities
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You describe someone as an arriviste when you are criticizing them because they are trying very hard to belong to an influential or important social group which you feel they have no right to belong to.
a woman regarded by some as a pushy arriviste
The nouveaux riches are people who have only recently become rich and who have tastes and manners that some people consider vulgar.
The nouveau riche have to find a way of being accepted.
the gaudy mansions Shaw built for the nouveaux riches in the late 19th century
Thesaurus for parvenu from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe someone as a parvenu , you think that although they have acquired wealth or high status they are not very cultured or well-educated .