Dictionary.com

social climber

Save This Word!
See synonyms for: social climber / social climbing on Thesaurus.com

noun

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

QUIZZES

DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS

Look both ways before you take this quiz on contronyms, or words that can have opposite meanings.
Question 1 of 7
Choose the sentence that uses "rent" correctly.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of social climber

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM social climber

social climbing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for social climber

British Dictionary definitions for social climber

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK