Parvenu in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Parvenu

an individual who moves from a lower economic and social class to a higher one while remaining an outsider

Examples of Parvenu in a sentence

To the town's oldest and wealthiest families, the lottery winner was a parvenu who would never be welcome in their social circle. 🔊

Mark realized his sudden wealth would not change the fact society’s elite saw him as a parvenu or social climber.  🔊

Even though Tom married into a rich family, he was still considered a parvenu by his bride’s snobby family. 🔊

When the parvenu won the lottery, he joined a country club in an attempt to fit in with the other well-off citizens.  🔊

Although Gail received a large inheritance from a distant cousin, she was still treated like an unwanted parvenu by the upper crust of society.  🔊

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