arriviste

[ar-ee-veest; French a-ree-veest]
noun, plural arrivistes [ar-ee-veests; French a-ree-veest] .
a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth, or success, especially by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem.

Origin:
1900–05; < French; see arrive, -ist

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arriviste (ˌæriːˈviːst, French arivist)
 
n
a person who is unscrupulously ambitious
 
[French: see arrive, -ist]

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arriviste
"pushy, ambitious person," 1901, from Fr. arriviste, from arriver "to arrive" (see arrive). The notion is of a person intent on "arriving" at success or in society.
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Those precisians who fifty or thirty years ago denounced the preposition due to as an arriviste have tainted its reputation.
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