the petite bourgeoisie

Definition of the petite bourgeoisie

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

Word by Word Definitions

petite play
  1. : having a small trim figure

  1. : a clothing size for short women

bourgeoisie play
  1. : middle class

  2. : 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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