nouveau

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

adjective

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

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Origin of nouveau

1805–15; <French: new; Old French novel<Latin novellus;see novel2
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nouveau

before a plural noun nouveaux

/ (ˈnuːvəʊ) /

adjective

(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
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