social climber

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Origin of social climber

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formssocial climbing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for social climber

name-dropper, climber

British Dictionary definitions for social climber

social climber

  1. a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviourSometimes shortened to: climber
Derived Formssocial climbing, noun
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