petty bourgeoisie


: a social class that is between the middle class and the lower class : the lower middle class

Examples of petty bourgeoisie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gramsci and Bordiga initially mistook fascism as the theatrical last gasp of the urban petty bourgeoisie. Thomas Meaney, The New Republic, 30 Mar. 2022

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“Petty bourgeoisie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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