July 22, 2011

Word of the Day: Arriviste

Arriviste \a-ree-VEEST\ noun

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

Origin:  Arriviste comes from French, from arriver, "to arrive," from (assumed) Vulgar Latin arripare, "to reach the shore," from Latin ad-, "to, toward" + ripa, "shore".

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