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social climber

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noun

a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing.

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Origin of social climber

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM social climber

social climbing, noun
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social climber

noun

a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviourSometimes shortened to: climber

Derived forms of social climber

social climbing, noun
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