meaning of arriviste

arriviste meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"pushy, committed individual," 1901, from French arriviste, from arriver "to reach" (see arrive). The idea is of an individual intention on "arriving" at success or in society.

arriviste meaning in General Dictionary

someone who has actually abruptly risen up to a greater economic condition but have not attained personal acceptance of other people for the reason that course

arriviste - French to English

arriviste [female]

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  • careerist