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social climber

a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing.
Origin of social climber
Related forms
social climbing, noun Unabridged
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  • She loved parties, and any fashion designer has to become a relentless social climber.
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British Dictionary definitions for social climber

social climber

a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviour Sometimes shortened to climber
Derived Forms
social climbing, noun
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