Wordy Wednesday-Nouveau Riche

WELCOME TO WORDY WEDNESDAY!

I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered in some of my favorite books. I’ll post the meaning and the paragraph I’ve found the word to show its usage. If so inclined, check out the book and author’s website by clicking on the links below the paragraph. Happy Reading, Cyndi

Nouveau Riche (plural: nouveaux riches):

Noun:

1) New money; wealthy persons whose fortunes are newly acquired, and who are therefore perceived to lack the refinement of those who were raised wealthy.

“Nouveau Riche.” – Wiktionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nouveau_riche

The Prince’s Gamble, by Caridad Pineiro

Kathleen saw the moment Alexander decided to cooperate. His eyes, those amazing eyes like the ocean, had grown a frosty blue.

“Nicolai Petrov’s family and mine know each other. We run in some of the same circles, although the Petrovs are nouveau riche . . .”

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Read more: The Prince’s Gamble, by Caridad Pineiro (Proceeds to Benefit Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey from now until March 1, 2013)

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