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SOCIAL CLIMBER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social climber mean? 

SOCIAL CLIMBER (noun)
  The noun SOCIAL CLIMBER has 1 sense:

1. someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL CLIMBER used as a noun is very rare.


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SOCIAL CLIMBER (noun)


Sense 1social climber [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

social climber; climber

Hypernyms ("social climber" is a kind of...):

arriviste; nouveau-riche; parvenu; upstart (a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "social climber"):

lion-hunter (someone who tries to attract social lions as guests)


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