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


petit bourgeois

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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