Origin of parvenu
Examples from the Web for parvenu
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
His Excellency bowed; the parvenu humbled himself lower than the earth; then they conversed for a moment.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)|Alphonse Daudet
It is alike the passion of the parvenu and the pride of the aristocrat.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character|Charles Dudley Warner
I ought not to bring into your world, which is now mine, the manners of a parvenu.The Widow Lerouge|Emile Gaboriau
Word Origin for parvenu
"upstart," 1802, from French parvenu, "said of an obscure person who has made a great fortune" (Littré); noun use of past participle of parvenir "to arrive" (12c.), from Latin pervenire "to come up, arrive, attain," from per- "through" (see per (prep.)) + venire "to come" (see venue). As an adjective from 1828.