Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See rich.
  • noun A kingdom.
  • See rich.

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  • noun obsolete A kingdom.

Etymologies

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From Middle English riche, ryche (also rike), from Old English rīċe ("power, authority, might, dominion, rule, empire, reign"), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijan (“realm, power”), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)reǵ- (“to straighten, direct”). Cognate with Dutch rijk, German Reich, Swedish rike, Icelandic ríki, Latin regnum. More at rich.

Examples

  • Being nouveau riche is pretty much a guarantee of Republicanism; the fear that someone may take away enough of your money that you will be forced down to upper middle class rather than upper upper middle class is very strong in them. pseudonymous in nc says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor

  • "We've become nouveau riche, which is wonderful in some ways, but we've got to keep our feet on the ground," Howton was quoted as saying.

    Inc.com

  • "We've become nouveau riche, which is wonderful in some ways, but we've got to keep our feet on the ground," Howton was quoted as saying.

    Inc.com

  • "We've become nouveau riche, which is wonderful in some ways, but we've got to keep our feet on the ground," Howton was quoted as saying.

    Inc.com

  • "We've become nouveau riche, which is wonderful in some ways, but we've got to keep our feet on the ground," Howton was quoted as saying.

    Inc.com

  • A lot of "riche" types too, which I'd like to avoid if possible.

    joegood Diary Entry

  • This boxy blight positioned near the belching maw of the Holland Tunnel is designed to both skirt municipal zoning regulations and fleece nouveau-riche Europeans who are able to afford their lack of knowledge as to what constitutes a good investment.

    Donald Trump Brings His 'Pretend To Run For President' Act To CPAC

  • Ostentation by the nouveau riche is never appealing.

    Uprising

  • Ostentation by the nouveau riche is never appealing.

    Uprising

  • This boxy blight positioned near the belching maw of the Holland Tunnel is designed to both skirt municipal zoning regulations and fleece nouveau-riche Europeans who are able to afford their lack of knowledge as to what constitutes a good investment.

    Donald Trump Brings His 'Pretend To Run For President' Act To CPAC

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