Definition of the petite bourgeoisie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the petite bourgeoisie

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(also petty bourgeoisie)[singular]
 
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the lower middle class in society Word OriginFrench, literally ‘little townsfolk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the petite bourgeoisie