Definitions for petit bourgeoispəˈti bʊərˈʒwɑ; ˈpɛt i ˈbʊər ʒwɑ; pəˈti bʊərˈʒwɑz; ˈpɛt i ˈbʊər ʒwɑz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•tit bour•geoispəˈti bʊərˈʒwɑ; ˈpɛt i ˈbʊər ʒwɑ; pəˈti bʊərˈʒwɑz; ˈpɛt i ˈbʊər ʒwɑz(n.)(pl.)pe•tits bour•geois

  1. a person who belongs to the petite bourgeoisie.

    Category: Government, Foreign Term

Origin of petit bourgeois:

1855–60; < F

petit′-bourgeois′(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petit bourgeois(noun)

    a member of the lower middle class

  2. petit bourgeois, petite bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisie(noun)

    lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)

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