new-rich

[ noo-rich, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈrɪtʃ, ˈnyu- /

adjective

newly or suddenly wealthy.
characteristic of a newly or suddenly wealthy person: a new-rich display of expensive jewelry.

noun

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Origin of new-rich

First recorded in 1885–90
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