- newly or recently created, developed, or come to prominence: The sudden success of the firm created several nouveau millionaires.
Origin of nouveau
1805–15; < French: new; Old French novel < Latin novellus; see novel2
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Examples from the Web for nouveau
Horses may be the nouveau eco-friendly delivery van in some parts, but apparently not in big cities.De Blasio Whipped by Horse Lobby
March 8, 2014
In nouveau hipster and increasingly expensive Brooklyn, nearly a quarter of people live below the poverty line.Richard Florida Concedes the Limits of the Creative Class
March 20, 2013
The Stylebook would appear to be as uncomfortable with the nouveau as Astor and McAllister were.
A major strain was a distaste for the Midwestern nouveau in particular.
Jacob Bernstein on how the nouveau young socialite has the old guard rolling in their graves.A Socialite's Revenge
March 9, 2010
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
One gained from it that nouveau frisson which it was its aim to produce.Intentions
The editors of Nouveau Trait de Diplomatique are of the same opinion, and doubt the use of linen paper before the year 1300.
before a plural noun nouveaux
- (prenominal) facetious, or derogatory having recently become the thing specifieda nouveau hippy
C20: French, literally: new; on the model of nouveau riche
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