social climber


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. social bookmarking,
  2. social capital,
  3. social chapter,
  4. social charter,
  5. social class,
  6. social climbing,
  7. social contract,
  8. social control,
  9. social credit,
  10. social dancing

Origin of social climber

First recorded in 1920–25

Related formssocial climbing, noun

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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 Formssocial climbing, noun

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