informal, usually disparaging
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- … a blue-haired punk who vows not to follow his dad to the bourgie respectability of law school.
- —Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 30 Apr. 1999
- After college, [writer Colson Whitehead] stopped going out to Sag Harbor much. “It was too bourgie,” he said.
- —Charles McGrath, The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2009
- Soothing rhythms after midnight, theme songs to lucky affairs, shotgun weddings, and bougie proms, the fodder for adventurous crooners on amateur night at the Apollo …
- —Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, February 2000