a member of the middle class.
a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability.
a shopkeeper or merchant.
belonging to, characteristic of, or consisting of the middle class.
dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns.
a size of type approximately 9-point, between brevier and long primer.
Léon Victor Auguste
[ley-awn veek-tawr oh-gyst] /leɪˈɔ̃ vikˈtɔr oʊˈgyst/ (Show IPA), 1851–1925, French statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1920.
Louise, 1911–2010, U.S. sculptor, born in France.
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noun (pl) -geois
a member of the middle class, esp one regarded as being conservative and materialistic or (in Marxist thought) a capitalist exploiting the working class
a mediocre, unimaginative, or materialistic person
characteristic of, relating to, or comprising the middle class
conservative or materialistic in outlook: a bourgeois mentality
(in Marxist thought) dominated by capitalists or capitalist interests
(formerly) a size of printer’s type approximately equal to 9 point
Léon Victor Auguste. (leɔ̃ viktɔr oɡyst). 1851–1925, French statesman; first chairman of the League of Nations: Nobel peace prize 1920
It is better to be a good ordinary bourgeois than a bad ordinary bohemian. [Aldous Huxley, 1930]
a female member of the bourgeoisie. bourgeoisie (def 1). Historical Examples The Country House John Galsworthy Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards The Belgian Cookbook Various The Messenger Elizabeth Robins The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862 Various Les […]
the bourgeois class. (in Marxist theory) the class that, in contrast to the proletariat or wage-earning class, is primarily concerned with property values. Contemporary Examples Communism’s Victims Deserve a Museum James Kirchick August 24, 2014 Is This a Book Worth Saving? Considering ‘The Art of Joy’ Lauren Elkin September 5, 2013 Who Is Philip Roth’s […]
to make bourgeois; impose bourgeois or middle-class values on.
to prepare; make ready.