bour·​geoise | \ ˈbu̇rzh-ˌwäz also ˈbu̇zh- or ˈbüzh- or bu̇rzh-ˈwäz How to pronounce bourgeoise (audio) \

Definition of bourgeoise

: a woman of the middle class

Examples of bourgeoise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bougie —a shortened slang for bourgeoise—brunches don’t necessarily have to be stuffy and formal. John-john Williams Iv,, "Where you can find Baltimore’s bougiest brunches," 9 July 2019 And given how much new revenue Democrats can generate just by restoring Obama-era tax rates on the superrich and corporations, odds are the party will avoid picking a fight with the blue-state bourgeoise. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Looks Like Trump Genuinely Enacted (a Tiny Bit of) Tax ‘Reform’," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bourgeoise

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bourgeoise

French, feminine of bourgeois

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“Bourgeoise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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