Part of speech:
A person who has or likes to have adventures
A person who has suddenly acquired wealth or power, esp. one who is not fully accepted socially by the class associated with the higher position; upstart
A person who attaches great importance to wealth, social position, etc., having or displaying contempt for his or her inferiors and admiration for superiors
A claimant to a throne
One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.
One who has recently become rich, especially one who flaunts newly acquired wealth.
Persons or families that have recently become wealthy.
(Politics, collectively) The middle class.
A person who has recently attained high position or great power but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.
(Informal) A person or thing that shows promise of being a success
Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly.
Like or characteristic of a parvenue
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