noun, plural ar·ri·vistes [ar-ee-veests; French a-ree-veest] /ˌær iˈvists; French a riˈvist/.
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In it there is as much enthusiasm as serious purpose, as much of the essence of youth as of the arriviste.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning|Willard Huntington Wright
British Dictionary definitions for arriviste
Word Origin for arriviste
Word Origin and History for arriviste
"pushy, ambitious person," 1901, from French arriviste, from arriver "to arrive" (see arrive). The notion is of a person intent on "arriving" at success or in society.