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    Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    Hi,

    Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich? Thank you.

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    I think imposter comes closest to it. There is also fraud, and there is pretender.
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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    "Show-offs" or "exhibitionists", those who try to give people the impression that they are rich.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    None of those suggestions is restricted to people who pretend to be rich.
    I know that. That's why I used the phrase "closest to it".

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    I suppose ' fake rich' or 'fake rich person' would do just fine to explain it.
    it is not a word though.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody0001 View Post
    I suppose 'fake rich' or 'fake rich person' would do just fine to explain it.
    It is Those are not a single word though.

    I am not a teacher.
    See above.

    I'm probably about to be proved wrong, but I don't think there is a specific word for someone who pretends to be rich. Out of curiosity, Jackson6612, is there a word in Hindi for it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Out of curiosity, Jackson6612, is there a word in Hindi for it?
    There isn't a specific word but there are few slang terms in Hindi which could convey the idea.

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    Re: Is there a word for people who pretend to be rich?

    I can't think of a single word for it, but there are plenty of phrases. Depending on context, you could try:

    - a social climber
    - a society poser
    - all hat and no cattle (strictly a Texas-ism)
    - the fake rich
    - the pseudo-rich
    - the faux-riche
    - a social gatecrasher
    - a gentleman crook
    - a social pretender (used as the name of a popular rock band)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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