[ad_1] noun, plural ar·ri·vistes [ar-ee-veests; French a–ree-veest] /ˌær iˈvists; French a riˈvist/.
- a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth, or success, especially by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem.
- a person who is unscrupulously ambitious
“pushy, ambitious person,” 1901, from French arriviste, from arriver “to arrive” (see ). The notion is of a person intent on “arriving” at success or in society.