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nouveau

[noo-voh, noo-voh] /ˈnu voʊ, nuˈvoʊ/
adjective
1.
newly or recently created, developed, or come to prominence:
The sudden success of the firm created several nouveau millionaires.
Origin of nouveau
1805-1815
1805-15; < French: new; Old French novel < Latin novellus; see novel2
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  • It was just such a crowd as this that initiated a “nouveau” once in one of the ateliers.

    The Real Latin Quarter F. Berkeley Smith
  • That is, they are well-born, but they are nouveau as regards money.

    The Halo Bettina von Hutten
  • What I didn't tell you is that we're nouveau riche—no class at all.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • One gained from it that nouveau frisson which it was its aim to produce.

    Intentions Oscar Wilde
  • The editors of nouveau Trait de Diplomatique are of the same opinion, and doubt the use of linen paper before the year 1300.

British Dictionary definitions for nouveau

nouveau

/ˈnuːvəʊ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (facetious or derogatory) having recently become the thing specified: a nouveau hippy
Word Origin
C20: French, literally: new; on the model of nouveau riche
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