One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.

Having fucked her way into a desk job at The Weinstein Company, she was now a parvenu in the world of Hollywood.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Parvenu.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/parvenu. Accessed 28 Sept. 2022.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “parvenu”, accessed September 28, 2022, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/parvenu.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Parvenu. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/parvenu

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