em·​bour·​geoise·​ment em-ˈbu̇rzh-ˌwäz-mənt How to pronounce embourgeoisement (audio)
äⁿ-bu̇rzh-wäz-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce embourgeoisement (audio)
: a shift to bourgeois values and practices

Examples of embourgeoisement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of moviegoers adored the clocks, but some people began to complain about the movie’s embourgeoisement, or Disneyfication, to use a word from the following decade. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 For long, sociologists had debated the embourgeoisement of the working-class in the West—never a very happy term for the processes at issue. Jeet Heer, New Republic, 8 July 2017

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Word History


French, from embourgeoiser to make bourgeois, from em- + bourgeois

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embourgeoisement was in 1937

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“Embourgeoisement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embourgeoisement. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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