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the nouveau riche

Collectively, the members of a class of newly wealthy people, as opposed to those who have inherited their wealth. The term often implies that the newly acquired wealth is being flaunted or spent ostentatiously. Old money families knew how to be the pillars of the community, but the nouveau riche just buy cars and mansions.
See also: nouveau, riche

the ˌnouveau ˈriche

(from French, disapproving) people who have recently become rich and like to show how rich they are in a very obvious way: As a member of the nouveau riche, Tom can often be seen at New York’s most fashionable venues.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘new rich’.
See also: nouveau, riche
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in 1982, Beaujolais Nouveau Day has been an annual celebration to honor the end of harvest and offer the first taste of the new vintage.
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Although the 2012 grape harvest in France's Beaujolais region was hit by poor weather, producers said this year's Beaujolais Nouveau was of good quality.
This is the day on which Beaujolais Nouveau is released for sale just 6 to 8 weeks after harvest.
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Every year, in autumn, Air France and Le ME[umlaut]ridien Amman give their clientele an opportunity to rediscover Beaujolais Nouveau at the city's most popular annual wine tasting event.
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