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

 

petit bourgeois

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpeti ˈbʊəʒwɑː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpeti ˈbʊrʒwɑː//
 
(also petty bourgeois)[usually before noun](disapproving)
 
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belonging to or connected with the lower middle class in society, and often showing the belief that money, work and social position are very important

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