bourgeoisie

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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




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