英 ['pɑːvənuː; -njuː]
- parvenu (n.)
- "upstart," 1802, from French parvenu, "said of an obscure person who has made a great fortune" (Littré); noun use of past participle of parvenir "to arrive" (12c.), from Latin pervenire "to come up, arrive, attain," from per- "through" (see per (prep.)) + venire "to come" (see venue). As an adjective from 1828.
- 1. The parvenu invited guests but they all hung off.
- 2. The parvenu was much too foxy to let slip even a hint of his working - class background.
- 3. Do not cross this, should surmount a parvenu in old A Bai when, his trip!
- 不过这次, 就在老阿伯要超越新贵时, 他摔倒了!
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