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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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upstart

(noun) A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.

Synonyms: arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

Usage: He is an upstart, a man of no name, who will only be the tool of a party in France.
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upstart
Definition: (noun) A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.
Synonyms: arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu
Usage: He is an upstart, a man of no name, who will only be the tool of a party in France.
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Daemon wrote:
upstart

(noun) A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.

Synonyms: arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

Usage: He is an upstart, a man of no name, who will only be the tool of a party in France.
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Yeah. And his favorite vocalist was Sal Solo.
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Probably only in Britain could you have a sitcom about Shakespeare trying to make it in the theatre industry! Whistle

("an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers" is what a rival said about him)






arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

But what is really interesting is that all the synonyms are in French!

I think it is because they are about money. The English can do insults with the best of them, but 'upstart' is about being with your 'betters' - not anything to do with money, particularly. The others are about new money - and that is just something you don't mention if you are English - and if you insult someone about it, you have to do it in French!
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