Definition of bourgeois adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʊəʒwɑː//
    , BrE//ˌbʊəˈʒwɑː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbʊrˈʒwɑː//
    , NAmE//ˈbʊrʒwɑː//
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  1. 1belonging to the middle class a traditional bourgeois family see also petit bourgeois
  2. 2(disapproving) interested mainly in possessions and social status and supporting traditional values bourgeois attitudes/tastes They've become very bourgeois since they got married.
  3. 3 (politics) supporting the interests of capitalism bourgeois ideology
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, from late Latin burgus ‘castle’ (in medieval Latin ‘fortified town’), ultimately of Germanic origin and related to borough.Extra examples That’s a terribly bourgeois view! The family has long been the basic unit of bourgeois society. They’ve become very bourgeois since they got married.