Definition of new rich in English:

new rich

noun

  • 1Treated as plural. With the. People who have recently acquired wealth, regarded as a class.

  • 2As a count noun: a person with recently acquired wealth. Compare "nouveau riche". Now rare.

adjective

  • Belonging to or characteristic of the new rich; newly wealthy.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From new + rich, after French nouveaux riches.

Pronunciation

new rich

/ˌnjuː ˈrɪtʃ/