nouveau

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

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

Nearby words

  1. nourish,
  2. nourishing,
  3. nourishingly,
  4. nourishment,
  5. nous,
  6. nouveau pauvre,
  7. nouveau riche,
  8. nouveau roman,
  9. nouveauté,
  10. nouvelle

Origin of nouveau

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

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British Dictionary definitions for nouveau

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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