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Origin of parvenu
OTHER WORDS FROM parvenupar·ve·nu·dom, nounpar·ve·nu·ism, noun
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How to use parvenu in a sentence
The song in question is “All About That Bass,” an L.A. Reid shepherded anthem courtesy of 20-year-old parvenu Meghan Trainor.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I've never understood this fixation some people, especially the social striver-parvenu types, have with fancy watches.
On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The squire's son-in-law was quite aware that the wealthy Mr. Sleek was a parvenu.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His excellency bowed slightly, the parvenu humbled himself lower than the earth, then they chatted for a moment.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Our aim, after all, is the same as the business parvenu; we want to do the things others do at the top—what we call the top!The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
In a word, putting one in mind of the parvenu in the ‘Walpurgis Nacht.’The Romany Rye|George Borrow