petit bourgeois

noun
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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petit bourgeois adjective

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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The first known use of petit bourgeois was in 1828

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“Petit bourgeois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petit%20bourgeois. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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petit bourgeois

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English Language Learners Definition of petit bourgeois

often disapproving : a member of the petite bourgeoisie

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