Words at Play : Top 10 Unusually Long and Interesting Words, Vol. 2

#8: Embourgeoisement

Definition:

a shift to bourgeois values and practices

About the word:

Embourgeoisement almost always refers to a shift by the working class, not the upper class.

The word was coined during the first half of the 20th century, when scholars noticed workers adopting the outlook and behavior of the middle class. For example, the new bourgeois might have a declining interest in class consciousness and an increased interest in seeing gradual, not revolutionary, changes in society.

goto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slide
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
May 06, 2015
dauntless Hear it
fearless or very brave
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears