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Meaning of "social climbing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIAL CLIMBING

social climbing  [ˈsəʊʃəl ˈklaɪmɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIAL CLIMBING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Social climbing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOCIAL CLIMBING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Parvenu

A parvenu is a person who is a relative newcomer to a socioeconomic class. The word is borrowed from the French language; it is the past participle of the verb parvenir.

Definition of social climbing in the English dictionary

The definition of social climbing in the dictionary is advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOCIAL CLIMBING


briming
ˈbraɪmɪŋ
brimming
ˈbrɪmɪŋ
chimney-climbing
ˈtʃɪmnɪˌklaɪmɪŋ
climbing
ˈklaɪmɪŋ
dimming
ˈdɪmɪŋ
flaming
ˈfleɪmɪŋ
framing
ˈfreɪmɪŋ
gaming
ˈɡeɪmɪŋ
mistiming
ˌmɪsˈtaɪmɪŋ
priming
ˈpraɪmɪŋ
rhyming
ˈraɪmɪŋ
rimming
ˈrɪmɪŋ
shaming
ˈʃeɪmɪŋ
skimming
ˈskɪmɪŋ
slimming
ˈslɪmɪŋ
social-climbing
ˈsəʊʃəl ˈklaɪmɪŋ
swimming
ˈswɪmɪŋ
taming
ˈteɪmɪŋ
timing
ˈtaɪmɪŋ
trimming
ˈtrɪmɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIAL CLIMBING

social anthropologist
social anthropology
social assistance
social benefits
social capital
Social Chapter
Social Charter
social circle
social climber
social club
social column
social compact
social conscience
social contract
Social Credit
Social Crediter
social democracy
social democrat
social democratic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIAL CLIMBING

aid climbing
artificial climbing
beachcombing
bing
bombing
car bombing
carpet bombing
free climbing
google-bombing
hill climbing
ice climbing
lambing
mind-numbing
napalm bombing
peg climbing
plumbing
precision bombing
rock climbing
saturation bombing
suicide bombing
terrorist bombing

Synonyms and antonyms of social climbing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «social climbing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIAL CLIMBING

Find out the translation of social climbing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of social climbing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «social climbing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

社会攀岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ascenso social
570 millions of speakers

English

social climbing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामाजिक चढ़ाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التسلق الاجتماعي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

социального восхождения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ascensão social
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামাজিক আন্দোলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ascension sociale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendakian sosial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sozialen Aufstieg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

立身出世
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사회적 등반
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sosial climbing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

leo xã hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமூக ஏற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामाजिक चढाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sosyal tırmanma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scalata sociale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wspinaczka społeczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соціального сходження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alpinism sociale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοινωνική αναρρίχηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sosiale klim
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

social klättring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosial klatring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of social climbing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIAL CLIMBING»

The term «social climbing» is normally little used and occupies the 119.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIAL CLIMBING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about social climbing

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIAL CLIMBING»

Discover the use of social climbing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to social climbing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
New York Magazine
By entering "ultimate time," as Capote now puts it, Mrs. Woodward missed reading a scathing account of her talents for social climbing, as Capote saw them , in the thinly disguised character Ann Hopkins: "... Ann's social pickup was incredibly ...
2
Social Climbers
Well, we can't all be Princess Charlotte of Monaco or Princess Madeline of Stockholm, and we can't all marry Prince William. Nevertheless, we're all going to die trying. Social climbing is not always necessarily a bad thing. One has to social ...
Beth Dunn, 2008
3
The New Millionaire's Handbook: A Guide to Contemporary ...
Provides tips for the new millionaire on how to gain entrance into the monied elite, including how to choose the right nutritionist, estate, and automobile, as well as where to purchase the most expensive groceries and clothing.
Chris Fountain, 2000
4
Spy
"Toronto?" protested Boesky. "There's nothing there but hookers and hockey players." My friend was hurt. "My mother comes from Toronto," he told him. "Oh, yes?" answered Ivan. "And what team does she play for?" But back to social climbing, ...
5
Sexuality & Space
Great Moments in Social Climbing: King Kong and the Human Fly Meaghan Morris ... the fart that many philosophies (including tendencies in Marxism) have imagined themselves to he metanarratives does not make the fantasy true. As Marx ...
Beatriz Colomina, 1992
6
Data Analysis and Decision Making
... content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. Case 3.2: Saving, Spending, And Social Climbing.
S. Albright, Wayne Winston, Christopher Zappe, 2010
7
Class in America: Q-Z
Past television shows like Dallas and Dynasty, teen movies like Cruel Intentions and She's All That, and more recent reality shows like MTV's My Super Sweet 16 have elevated social climbing to a form of entertainment. Characters (both ...
Robert E. Weir, 2007
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Bulletin of the National Research Council
In neighboring culture no interest in pig raising ; main crop taro which cannot be conspicuously consumed at lavish feasts. Here descent matrilineal, residence matrilocal — no emphasis upon social climbing and leadership. Whereas in Siuai  ...
‎1943
9
Political Power and Social Theory
First, the legacies of Chile's agrarian elite shape discussions of cultivation, social climbing, and taste. While Bourdieu, too, noted the centrality of aristocratic principles to the appreciation of high culture, these principles must be tied to the ...
Julian Go, 2010
10
The Social Relations of Jonson's Theater
Though there is little social climbing in the sense of crossing status barriers, there is a great deal of personal ostentation, of which the clearest examples are the fops Daw and especially La Foole, who shouts his invitations from an upstairs ...
Jonathan Haynes, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIAL CLIMBING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term social climbing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How social climbing is the secret to happiness - at least for the British
According to a unique study, the act of social climbing makes British people happier, in a way other nationalities such as Americans do not experience. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Public Release: 23-Jul-2015 Social climbing makes the English …
Dr Bram Vanhoutte said: "Everybody believes that in the US it is easier to climb the social ladder whereas in England there is less social mobility. There is some ... «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
3
Social Climbing IQ
Just in time for the holidays! Any hobnobber worth his weight in phony smiles will want to study "The Social Climber's Bible," by Dirk Wittenborn and Jazz ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
4
After decades of social climbing, we've slipped back down the ladder
More people are moving down the social mobility ladder in Britain than up, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Oxford suggest that social ... «The Times, Nov 14»
5
Social climbing 101: Hobnob with the 1%
Social climbing is one of America's great traditions. For centuries, Jay Gatsbys and Anna Nicole Smiths have tried to glide up gilded ladders to infiltrate high ... «CNNMoney, Oct 14»
6
Lacrosse wars: how social climbing and private schools are the new …
Disputes over whether children are sent to state or private schools have become a key battleground between divorced parents as the economic recovery opens ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»
7
Whit Stillman Chats About 'The Cosmopolitans,' Social Climbing
Whit Stillman's characters are often criticized as being aimless, a characterization that the writer and director happens to despise. “That word — 'aimless' — is ... «Decider, Sep 14»
8
Zen and the Art of Social Climbing: How Society Types Are 'Friend …
Sure, one might call that social climbing. But in the city, the idea that such friendships are transactional is almost too obvious to mention. It would be like asking ... «New York Observer, Sep 13»
9
How to be a social climber: A study reveals the mechanisms of …
The fact that society is in an egalitarian or hierarchical phase does not depend, therefore, on the number of individuals aiming at social climbing, but rather on ... «Phys.Org, Jan 13»
10
Social Climbing
If you type “Facebook educational usage” into Google, it will show millions of relevant sites in just .278 seconds. With the popularity of Facebook and other social ... «Language Magazine, Aug 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Social climbing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/social-climbing>. Apr 2020 ».
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