What does bourgeois mean?

Definitions for bourgeois
bʊərˈʒwɑ, ˈbʊər ʒwɑbour·geois

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. businessperson, bourgeoisnoun

    a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

  2. bourgeois, burgheradjective

    a member of the middle class

  3. bourgeoisadjective

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

  4. bourgeois, conservative, materialisticadjective

    conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    "a bourgeois mentality"

  5. bourgeoisadjective

    belonging to the middle class

Wiktionary

  1. bourgeoisnoun

    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. bourgeoisnoun

    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. bourgeoisnoun

    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. bourgeoisnoun

    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. bourgeoisnoun

    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. bourgeoisadjective

    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. bourgeoisadjective

    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. bourgeoisadjective

    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. bourgeoisadjective

    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. Bourgeoisnoun

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

  2. Bourgeoisnoun

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

  3. Bourgeoisadjective

    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. 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.

  2. Adolf Hitler:

    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.

  3. Charles De Gaulle:

    I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Mtro.

  4. 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.

  5. Henry Adams:

    As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. endeavor
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