noun bour·geoi·sie \ˌbu̇(r)zh-ˌwä-ˈzē\

Definition of bourgeoisie

  1. 1 :  middle class members of the bourgeoisie; also, plural in construction :  members of the middle class how the bourgeoisie are represented in the novel

  2. 2 :  a class or group of people with social behavior and political views held to be influenced by private-property interest :  a social order dominated by capitalists or bourgeois (see 2bourgeois 2)

Origin and Etymology of bourgeoisie

French, from bourgeois

First Known Use: 1774

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bourgeoisie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).