Meaning of parvenu
Pronunciation: (pär'vu-n", -ny", pär"vu-n', -ny'), [key]
- a person who has recently or suddenly acquired wealth, importance, position, or the like, but has not yet developed the conventionally appropriate manners, dress, surroundings, etc.
- being or resembling a parvenu.
- characteristic of a parvenu.
- parvenu (Thesaurus)