noun, plural ar·ri·vistes [ar-ee-veests; French a-ree-veest] /ˌær iˈvists; French a riˈvist/.
Origin of arriviste
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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
Word Origin 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.