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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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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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