The song in question is “All About That Bass,” an L.A. Reid shepherded anthem courtesy of 20-year-old parvenu Meghan Trainor.
The dignity of a parvenu cat admitted for the first time to unknown luxury is a lesson.
It is the repose and not the struggle of the parvenu that confounds us.
In 1735 another novel, Le Paysan parvenu, was begun, but this also was left unfinished.
And he, son of a parvenu, led the life of a rich, elegant idler.
When someone said in his presence that M. Thiers was a parvenu, not parvenu, but arriv, he remarked.
The fellow will detect me for a "parvenu" long before we reach Malaga!
The high-born wealthy would treat me as a parvenu, the vulgar rich only reflect back my own errors in broader deformity.
It is alike the passion of the parvenu and the pride of the aristocrat.
This smile, this condescending tap on the shoulder, revealed the parvenu most completely.
pertaining to a recent rise in wealth or position
a person who has suddenly attained wealth or position but has not yet gained acceptance in the upper class; also, an upstart who has not yet gained the manner associated with this new position
Latin per 'through' + venire 'to come'
"upstart," 1802, from French parvenu, "said of an obscure person who has made a great fortune" (Littré); noun use of past participle of parvenir "to arrive" (12c.), from Latin pervenire "to come up, arrive, attain," from per- "through" (see per (prep.)) + venire "to come" (see venue). As an adjective from 1828.