When someone who comes from an impoverished
background shows-off with (often tasteless) flashy jewelry, expensive phones, etc. to demonstrate that they
are not as broke
as their friends; they
're "in the big leagues" because they
are not living-off welfare, etc. Pretending to be rich on a small budget.
We were in this dump of a club last
night, all these thousandaires were showing-off their new cellphones and lame-ass gold