What does bourgeois mean?

Definitions for bourgeois
bʊərˈʒwɑ, ˈbʊər ʒwɑbour·geois

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bourgeois.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. businessperson, bourgeois(noun)

    a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

  2. bourgeois, burgher(adj)

    a member of the middle class

  3. bourgeois(adj)

    (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class

  4. bourgeois, conservative, materialistic(adj)

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

  5. bourgeois(adj)

    belonging to the middle class

Wiktionary

  1. bourgeois(Noun)

    The middle class.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  2. bourgeois(Noun)

    An individual member of the middle class.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  3. bourgeois(Noun)

    A person with bourgeois values and attitudes.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  4. bourgeois(Noun)

    An individual member of the bourgeoisie, one of the three estates.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  5. bourgeois(Noun)

    Anyone deemed to be an exploiter of the proletariat, a capitalist.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  6. bourgeois(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  7. bourgeois(Adjective)

    Belonging to the middle class.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  8. bourgeois(Adjective)

    Conventional, conservative and materialistic.

    bourgeois opinion

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

  9. bourgeois(Adjective)

    Of or relating to capitalist exploitation of the proletariat.

    Etymology: Borrowed from bourgeois, from burgeis, from borjois, from borc, from burgz, from bʰrgʰ-. The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish * or Late Latin *, or possibly both. See also the related word burgess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bourgeois(noun)

    a size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type

  2. Bourgeois(noun)

    a man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class

  3. Bourgeois(adj)

    characteristic of the middle class, as in France

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bourgeois

    bur-jois′, n. a kind of printing type, larger than brevier and smaller than longprimer. [Fr.—perh. from the name of the typefounder.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bourgeois in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bourgeois in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bourgeois in a Sentence

  1. Aleister Crowley:

    If one had to worry about one's actions in respect of other people's ideas, one might as well be buried alive in an antheap or married to an ambitious violinist. Whether that man is the prime minister, modifying his opinions to catch votes, or a bourgeois in terror lest some harmless act should be misunderstood and outrage some petty convention, that man is an inferior man and I do not want to have anything to do with him any more than I want to eat canned salmon.

  2. Karl Lagerfeld:

    It's not the bourgeois cocktail hat, the ladylike hat, this is another kind of hat, I wouldn't say aggressive, but more protective.

  3. Karl Lagerfeld:

    Women need to be ready to defend themselves ... in a world that is not that sweet, it's not the bourgeois cocktail hat, the ladylike hat, this is another kind of hat, I wouldn't say aggressive, but more protective.

  4. Lea Sherman:

    I do not think that Donald Trump is a fascist, a racist, or any kind of epithets that are being thrown at him, i think he’s a bourgeois politician that many working people voted for based on hope and change—the same people who voted for Barack Obama elected Donald Trump.

  5. Rita Sorrenti:

    We had room for all social classes : elegant bourgeois ladies, young apprentices, old men, masons and even tramps queued outside, they wanted a curative pedicure, our specialty.

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