What does bourgeois mean?
Definitions for bourgeois
bʊərˈʒwɑ, ˈbʊər ʒwɑbour·geois
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a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
a member of the middle class
(according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class
bourgeois, conservative, materialisticadjective
conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
"a bourgeois mentality"
belonging to the middle class
The middle class.
An individual member of the middle class.
A person with bourgeois values and attitudes.
An individual member of the bourgeoisie, one of the three estates.
Anyone deemed to be an exploiter of the proletariat, a capitalist.
Of or relating to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions.
Belonging to the middle class.
Conventional, conservative and materialistic.
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.
The bourgeoisie ( (listen) BOORZH-wah-ZEE, French: [buʁʒwazi] (listen)) is a social class, equivalent to the middle or upper middle class. They are distinguished from, and traditionally contrasted with, the proletariat by their affluence, and their great cultural and financial capital. They are sometimes divided into a petty (petite), middle (moyenne), large (grande), upper (haute), and ancient (ancienne) bourgeoisie and collectively designated as "the bourgeoisie". The bourgeoisie in its original sense is intimately linked to the existence of cities, recognized as such by their urban charters (e.g., municipal charters, town privileges, German town law), so there was no bourgeoisie apart from the citizenry of the cities. Rural peasants came under a different legal system. In Marxist philosophy, the bourgeoisie is the social class that came to own the means of production during modern industrialization and whose societal concerns are the value of property and the preservation of capital to ensure the perpetuation of their economic supremacy in society.
a size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type
a man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class
characteristic of the middle class, as in France
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bur-jois′, n. a kind of printing type, larger than brevier and smaller than longprimer. [Fr.—perh. from the name of the typefounder.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bourgeois is ranked #2705 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bourgeois surname appeared 13,325 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Bourgeois.
88.3% or 11,769 total occurrences were White.
7.4% or 993 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 318 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 159 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.3% or 47 total occurrences were Asian.
0.2% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of bourgeois in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bourgeois in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of bourgeois in a Sentence
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Mtro.
It's not the bourgeois cocktail hat, the ladylike hat, this is another kind of hat, I wouldn't say aggressive, but more protective.
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.
Bourgeois society is infected by monomania the monomania of accounting. For it, the only thing that has value is what can be counted in francs and centimes. It never hesitates to sacrifice human life to figures which look well on paper, such as national budgets or industrial balance sheets.
This means that a people cannot be made “national” according to the signification attached to that word by our bourgeois class today - that is to say, nationalism with many reservations- but national in the vehement and extreme sense.
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Translations for bourgeois
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- burgèsCatalan, Valencian
- bourgeois, spießigGerman
- burĝaro, burĝoEsperanto
- porvari, poroporvarillinen, keskiluokka, keskiluokkainen, poroporvari, porvarillinenFinnish
- orang borjuis, borjuis, kelas menengahIndonesian
- burguesa, burguêsPortuguese
- буржуа́, обыва́тель, буржуази́я, обыва́тельский, капиталисти́ческий, буржуа́зный, капитали́стRussian
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