/ar'ee veest"/; Fr. /ann rddee veest"/, n., pl. arrivistes /-veests"/; Fr. /-veest"/.
a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth, or success, esp. by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem.
[1900-05; < F; see ARRIVE, -IST]

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