parvenue

/ (ˈpɑːvəˌnjuː) /

noun

a woman who, having risen socially or economically, is considered to be an upstart or to lack the appropriate refinement for her new position

adjective

of or characteristic of a parvenue

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Word Origin for parvenue

C19: see parvenu
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