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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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Not rooted in a former aristocracy, the nouveaux riches, by and large uneducated, often morally indiscreet, vulgar and pretentious, even if naturally gifted, driven, and hardworking, craved to climb the social ladder at all costs, relying on the power of money.
Summary: India's nouveaux riches are proudly flashing their cash with a preference for tangible assets like gold, gems, watches and luxury cars.
The local comprador bourgeoisies, the nouveaux riches, beneficiaries of current imperialist globalization, generously support political Islam.
Dubai has become a magnet for a smattering of nouveaux riches.
Merimee allegorizes these two groups in "La Venus d'Ille"--where he figures the return of an object from the past that haunts the "upstanding" nouveaux riches Peyrehorades--and in "Carmen," where a bohemienne from the lowest ranks of society rises to haunt the established order, reminding it of a form of liberty abandoned in the wake of the July Revolution.
The nouveaux riches, the warlords who currently rule Afghanistan brought with them a totally different way of ruling, which really obscured many of the best qualities of Afghanistan," Ghani was quoted as saying.
The more uneducated nouveaux riches are beginning to afford the more expensive weddings, which is sad because they have the means to plan such a wedding, but have no sense of appreciation for fine taste and such a wedding concept.
The nouveaux riches, recent lottery winners and the like, can thus only dream of getting in the driver's seat.
Early 1990s Rottweilers become status symbols for Russia's nouveaux riches.
THE nouveaux riches of Clermont host the old guard of Munster this afternoon, and whatever has happened at Adams Park, where Wasps play Llanelli beforehand, there will still be all to play for in Pool Five of the Heineken Cup for these two, writes Geoffrey Riddle.
In Egypt, on the other hand, there developed a pervasive Islamist movement with a conservative moral vision, populist language, patriarchal disposition, and an adherence to scripture; engulfed by the pervasive Islamist mood, major actors in Egyptian society--the intelligentsia, the nouveaux riches, Muslim women activists, al-Azhar university, the ruling elites and the state--all converged around nationalist ideologies and conservative moral ethos.
Many Liverpool supporters, having seen their side so dominant in the past and having seen themselves usurped by the nouveaux riches Londoners have taken Chelsea's recent rise up the football hierarchy the most personally.