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

 

petit bourgeois

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BrE BrE//ˌpeti ˈbʊəʒwɑː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpeti ˈbʊrʒwɑː//
 
(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 Word OriginFrench, literally ‘little citizen’.

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