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Nouveau Riche

A person or class of person who acquired wealth themselves, or at least in recent family history. The term can have a slightly negative connotation because, stereotypically, nouveau riche do not abide by social norms usually associated with the upper class. However, in the late 20th century, the term became respectable because it became indicative of personal success.
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From an article in the International Herald Tribune datelined Kiev: "Alaris, a private sector tourist outfit, has teamed up with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry to offer the ultimate adventure holiday for the growing army of nouveaux riches tired of bungee jumping and safaris.
19] New patterns of consumption were further catalyzed by the emergence of commercial capitalism: as non-gentlemen armed with fortunes newly acquired through trade or commerce bought the accoutrements of gentility, members of the hereditary landed elite tried to distinguish themselves from the mushrooming nouveaux riches.
Following the dramatic collapse of the rouble, the nation's military elite has joined forces with the newly-emerging wave of private companies and the country's looming nouveaux riches.
The Bearwood area of the town, for instance, boasts Lightwood Park and the lovely open space of Warley Woods, around which the nouveaux riches built fine houses.
On the luxury seafood side, though, price does not seem to be a problem for China's nouveaux riches and those dining at business banquets paid for by successful companies.
WuDunn throws in some satiric, paradoxical, yet humorous aspects of the economic boom to express the attitude and behaviour of the nouveaux riches in China who are supposed to be leading the country through its economic miracle.
Iraq undoubtedly capitalised upon widespread envy at the great oil riches enjoyed by the small oil states, along with resentment at the often contemptuous treatment of "brother" Arabs and Muslims from poorer countries by the nouveaux riches elites of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
For example, Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach is a private club for very nouveaux riches vulgarians and will not allow anyone to cross or use its beach.
beaucoup moins que]La nouvelle tendance de la cite a ete imposee par de nouveaux riches.
beaucoup moins que]Avec la fin des annees des nouveaux riches, nous entrons dans la phase des nouveaux pauvres.
Even in an era famous for the rise of the nouveaux riches, the life of James Morrison (1789-1857) stands out, for his predictable interests--in money, class, status and style--were combined with an endearing love for his large family and a genuine talent for collecting.
At the same time one gets the sense that the candidates themselves are posing as nouveaux riches, spending money as they are with reckless abandon.