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Dictionary entry overview: What does parvenue mean?
• PARVENUE (adjective)
The adjective PARVENUE has 2 senses:
1. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
2. of or characteristic of a parvenu
Familiarity information: PARVENUE used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||parvenue [BACK TO TOP]|
Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
pretentious (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction)
|Sense 2||parvenue [BACK TO TOP]|
Of or characteristic of a parvenu
new (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered)
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