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Definition of petit bourgeois noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

petit bourgeois

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌpɛt̮i bʊrˈʒwɑ//
 
, NAmE//pəˈtibʊrˈʒwɑ//
 
, NAmE//ˌpɛt̮iˈbʊrʒwɑ//
 
(also petty bourgeois) (pl. petits/petty bourgeois) (disapproving)
 
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a member of the lower middle class in society, especially one who thinks that money, work, and social position are very important
petit bourgeois (also petty bourgeois) adjective [usually before noun]
 
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