In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1advenedizo masculine derogatoryadvenediza feminine derogatory
- He presented himself as a supremely patrician figure, so different from the vulgar parvenues of the Thatcher cabinet.
- You rather liked parvenus: they had energy; they knew what they wanted.
- The others are parvenus and upstarts in comparison.
- It sounds good that some of the parvenus have volunteered to pay taxes.
- And yet one often hears the bitterness of a displaced generation: ‘How many out of this avalanche of parvenus will stay the course?’
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