Arrivism


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Arrivism

See also Philistinism.
Beverly Hillbillies, The
hillbillies transplanted by wealth to Beverly Hills. [TV: Terrace, I, 93–94]
Gatsby, Jay
nouveau riche entrepreneur displays wealth on Long Island. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
Jefferson, George
bumptious black who thinks money is every-thing. [TV: “The Jeffersons” in Terrace, I, 409–410]
Jiggs and Maggie
they flounder in seas of sudden wealth. [Comics: “Bringing up Father” in Horn, 132]
Jourdain, Monsieur
elderly tradesman who spends wealth trying to raise his social status. [Fr. Lit.: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme]
Newman, Christopher
nouveau riche entrepreneur feels he deserves an aristocratic wife. [Am. Lit.: The American]