By Deane Barker

Definition: someone who has newly attained a high position, but not general social or professional acceptance

See also: Parvenu.

Why I Looked It Up

Ann Coulter turned on Donald Trump and was quoted as saying:

I grew up in New Canaan and I’ve been reading Page Six since I was a little kid. I was well familiar with what a narcissistic, ridiculous, tacky, vulgar, arriviste this guy was. That I knew about. The one thing I underestimated, in fact, did not see at all is, I had no idea how abjectly stupid the man is.

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