the nouveau riche

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. Primarily heard in UK. 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
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Dinner at the Marble Palace, a private viewing at the Hermitage, VIP seats at the Andrea Bocelli concert in Palace Square and a club night involving ballet dancers, a classical orchestra and numerous, er, body builders and barely clothed ladies gave me a taster of what the nouveau riche, or is that the oligarchy, get up to out there.
He set the story within the upper echelons of the nouveau riche.
It was the money from the colonies that made the empire rich, and it made the nouveau riche want to belong to the older monied aristocracy,'' Nair explains.
But Steen, a Catholic painter in a Calvinist country, injected comic relief into the idyllic homes of the nouveau riche, by skillfully subverting the natural and social order (2).
No wonder the nouveau riche are calling Target "Tar-gee.
This was certainly a tie which captured the very essence of the FA Cup - the nouveau riche of the Premiership against the paupers of the Third Division, with York's players facing the prospect of life on the dole at the end of the season.
But, maybe the need for private fortresses in today's Russia has deeper explanations than merely being a fashionable trend for the nouveau riche and burgeoning middle class.
Widely disseminated and easily accessible financial information seemed to turn every man, woman, and child into potential market wizards, and, although far less expensive than hiring traditional asset managers, do-it-yourself wheeling and dealing has attained its own level of chic among the nouveau riche.
Friedman notes that many re-purchases of properties are being made by the nouveau riche corporations and are merely reflecting the world's political and economic climate.
These are all marks of a new brand of the nouveau riche, who these days derive wealth by selling heroin.
She plays the nouveau riche Saskia whose wedding preparations are videoed by the groom's brother/best man (Rufus Hound).
BASED on F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, the action is set in the 1920s, where the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby appears to be buying his way into high society by throwing a series of lavish parties.
The Tote now needs to educate the nouveau riche punter that if they put pounds 500 into any pool at minor midweek meetings, all they are doing is 'winning' their own money, and the smaller - but more informed - punter loses out.
THE Garden House dates back to the early 1900s when the Hagley Road was lined with fine houses built for the nouveau riche of the city.
Although members of the upper classes are not above profiting from the cocaine trade, they look down on the narcos in the same way that wealthy people the world over disdain the nouveau riche.