arriviste[ar′ē vēst′, er′-; Fr ȧ rē-]
a person who has recently gained power, wealth, success, etc. and is regarded as an upstart; parvenu
Origin of arrivisteFrench ; from arriver (see arrive) + -iste, -ist
- 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 of arrivisteFrench, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver; see arrive.