[ noo-voh, noo-voh ]
/ ˈnu voʊ, nuˈvoʊ /


newly or recently created, developed, or come to prominence: The sudden success of the firm created several nouveau millionaires.

Origin of nouveau

1805–15; <French: new; Old French novel<Latin novellus;see novel2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for nouveau

British Dictionary definitions for nouveau


before a plural noun nouveaux

/ (ˈnuːvəʊ) /


(prenominal) facetious, or derogatory having recently become the thing specifieda nouveau hippy

Word Origin for nouveau

C20: French, literally: new; on the model of nouveau riche
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012