Monday, April 02, 2007

arriviste \a-ree-VEEST\, noun:

A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.

Sherman, in his $1,800 imported suit and British hand-lasted shoes is . . . an arriviste and a poseur.
-- Frank Conroy, "Urban Rats in Fashion's Maze", New York Times, November 1, 1987


Anonymous said...

when are you going to start giving an urbandictionary word of the day? you can get that on these days and they are quite useful.

CCJM said...

That's not a bad idea. My only hesitation is perpetuating the usage of certain words such as "obvi," "preggers," and the like.

However, if I come across some slang words on that site in which I might actually find some value, I will consider posting them on here.

Thanks for the suggestion.