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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social climber mean? 

  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.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

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Nouns denoting people


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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