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American English: /ˈpɑrvəˌn(j)u/
British English: /ˈpɑːvənuː/
, /ˈpɑːvənjuː/

Translation of parvenu in Spanish:


  • [formal] [pejorative]
    advenedizo, (-za) (masculine, feminine) [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • The others are parvenus and upstarts in comparison.
    • He presented himself as a supremely patrician figure, so different from the vulgar parvenues of the Thatcher cabinet.
    • And yet one often hears the bitterness of a displaced generation: ‘How many out of this avalanche of parvenus will stay the course?’

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