petit bourgeois

noun pe·tit bourgeois \ pə-ˈtē- , ˌpe-tē- \

Definition of petit bourgeois

1 : a member of the petite bourgeoisie

petit bourgeois

adjective

Origin and Etymology of petit bourgeois

French, literally, small bourgeois


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  • : a member of the petite bourgeoisie


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