Definition of social climbing in English:

social climbing

Translate social climbing into Spanish

noun

derogatory

See social climber

‘Yet for all the social climbing and craving for acceptance, there were times when Archer showed genuine humility.’
  • ‘Was love more important than wealth or did romance take a back seat to social climbing?’
  • ‘A culture of social climbing and grandiose political gestures was expressed visually in the decoration of domestic space with elaborate painted wall schemes, bronze and marble sculpture, and extravagant minor arts.’
  • ‘The mythological paintings and mosaics thus become primarily symbols of ‘high culture,’ an indispensable accessory to social climbing.’
  • ‘But as others have noted, there's a lot of social climbing at these events.’