|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Recently impoverished.
noun: One who is newly impoverished.
From French nouveau (new) + pauvre (poor), patterned after nouveau riche. Earliest documented use: 1877.
"[Hope's] nouveau pauvre mother, Evangeline, has betrothed her daughter to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in a bid to restore the family fortunes."
Ben Brantley; A Glimpse of Stocking?; The New York Times; Apr 7, 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
Contribute | Advertise
© 2014 Wordsmith