Every generation sniffs at its nouveaux riches, but by the next they have become merged in the aristocracy.
Nowhere were nouveaux riches so obviously new and so obtrusively rich.
Mrs. Clinton was a social leader in Gotham before the days of the nouveaux riches, and her sway was that of an autocrat.
Your generosity to her has saved us from Jews so far, and from nouveaux riches, by relieving the business of commercial aspects.
She had been in Pittsburgh for several months before I left—angling for some of the nouveaux riches, I fancy.
There's a lot of talk these days about the nouveaux riches by people who haven't any more French than that.
Many of these nouveaux riches dress elegantly, and their jewels are splendid.
The baleful influence in art of the nouveaux riches has at this house its Ghetto expression.
In a dozen books he scourged the court of the citizen king—its pretensions, its commonness, and its assemblage of nouveaux riches.
This, above all, the money must have been made; society starts the nouveaux riches from that point.
1813, French, literally "new rich." Opposite noveau pauvre is attested from 1965. Ancient Greek had the same idea in neo-ploutos "newly become rich."
A pejorative term for one who has recently become rich and who spends money conspicuously. From French, meaning “new rich.”