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Meaning of nouveau riche

nou•veau riche

Pronunciation: (n'vō rēsh' Fr. n&sylpvō rēsh'), [key]
— pl. nou•veaux riches
  1. a person who is newly rich: the ostentation of the nouveaux riches of the 1920s.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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