- The definition of a social climber is a person who aspires to get into a group of people he thinks are higher class and socially prominent.
An example of a social climber is someone who wants to marry for money and impress all the society people.
social climber definition by Webster's New World
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a person who associates with socially prominent people in an attempt to gain higher social status
social climber definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One who strives for acceptance in fashionable society.