HyperDic: social_climber

English > 1 sense of the expression social climber:
NOUNperson social climber, climbersomeone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
English > social climber: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior.
Synonymclimber
Narrowerlion-huntersomeone who tries to attract social lions as guests
Broaderupstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arrivisteA person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
Spanisharribista, principote, trepador, trepa

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