parvenue

World English Dictionary
parvenue (ˈpɑːvəˌnjuː)
 
n
1.  a woman who, having risen socially or economically, is considered to be an upstart or to lack the appropriate refinement for her new position
 
adj
2.  of or characteristic of a parvenue
 
[C19: see parvenu]

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parvenue

adjective
1. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position [syn: nouveau-riche
2. of or characteristic of a parvenu [syn: parvenu
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