petit bourgeois

pe·​tit bourgeois | \ pə-ˈtē- How to pronounce petit bourgeois (audio) , ˌpe-tē- \

Definition of petit bourgeois

1 : a member of the petite bourgeoisie

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First Known Use of petit bourgeois

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for petit bourgeois

French, literally, small bourgeois

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“Petit bourgeois.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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often disapproving : a member of the petite bourgeoisie

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