a person who attempts to gain admission into a group with a higher social standing.
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- social bookmarking,
- social capital,
- social chapter,
- social charter,
- social class,
- social climbing,
- social contract,
- social control,
- social credit,
- social dancing
Origin of social climber
First recorded in 1920–25
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a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviourSometimes shortened to: climber
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