arriviste[ar′ē vēst′, er′-; Fr ȧ rē-]
Origin: French ; from arriver (see arrive) plush -iste, -ist
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- A person who has recently attained high position or great power but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.
- A social climber; a bounder.
Origin: French, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver; see arrive.