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[noo-rich, nyoo-] /ˈnuˈrɪtʃ, ˈnyu-/
newly or suddenly wealthy.
characteristic of a newly or suddenly wealthy person:
a new-rich display of expensive jewelry.
Origin of new-rich
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Is there any real difference between the new-rich and the new-cultured, Roger Poole?

    Contrary Mary Temple Bailey
  • Bribery was carried to a preposterous height, and the new-rich bought seats as openly as they bought their horses.

  • The "new-rich" have no other way of bringing themselves into notice and contempt.

  • There is a race of the new-rich—of the recently honoured, here, who are French from their shoe-rosettes to their chignons.

    The Cockaynes in Paris Blanchard Jerrold
  • Among the highest types of American manhood to-day a large majority are the new-rich men.

    Every Man His Own University Russell H. Conwell
  • The new-rich American no longer commits the blunder of keeping his children innocent.

    Lady Baltimore Owen Wister
  • They knew them slightly as the daughters of a new-rich family who were hangers-on of the fashionable society in Trenton.

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