petty bourgeoisie

noun

Definition of petty bourgeoisie

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

Word by Word Definitions

pettyplay
  1. :  having secondary rank or importance :  minor, subordinate

    :  having little or no importance or significance

    :  marked by or reflective of narrow interests and sympathies :  small-minded

bourgeoisieplay
  1. :  middle class

    :  members of the middle class

    :  a class or group of people with social behavior and political views held to be influenced by private-property interest :  a social order dominated by capitalists or bourgeois (see 2bourgeois 2)


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