Definition of bourgeoisie
1 : middle class members of the bourgeoisie; also, plural in construction : members of the middle class how the bourgeoisie are represented in the novel
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Is this a critique—are the objects pawns in a high-end game of épater la bourgeoisie?
Ms. Little notes that the members of Mrs. Obama’s family did not belong to the black bourgeoisie in Chicago.
Liberal forms of government flourish best in societies with a large, self-confident and educated bourgeoisie for whom freedom has real meaning and who can share that sentiment widely.
Jewish Marxists, for example, blamed Jewish capitalists and bourgeoisie, even though defamation was leveled equally at Jewish professionals, artisans, journalists and paupers.
Instead of overthrowing the bourgeoisie, the proletariat had joined it.
Geography, settlement patterns, the rise of literate bourgeoisie, and, tragically, ethnic cleansing have formed states.
Whatever went wrong, the counterrevolution, the forces of conservatism, the secret influence of the bourgeoisie could always be held responsible.
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Origin and Etymology of bourgeoisie
French, from bourgeois
First Known Use: 1774
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