[boo r-zhwah, boo r-zhwah; French boor-zhwa] /bʊərˈʒwɑ, ˈbʊər ʒwɑ; French burˈʒwa/
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.
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
1560s, “of the French middle class,” from French bourgeois, from Old French burgeis, borjois “town dweller” (see bourgeoisie). Sense of “socially or aesthetically conventional” is from 1764; in communist and socialist writing, as a noun, “a capitalist” (1883).
It is better to be a good ordinary bourgeois than a bad ordinary bohemian. [Aldous Huxley, 1930]
[loo-ee] /ˈlu i/ noun 1. a French heel of medium height, flared out or widened at the base, used on women’s shoes.
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[loo-ee, loo-is; French lwee] /ˈlu i, ˈlu ɪs; French lwi/ noun 1. (“le Débonaire”; “the Pious”) a.d. 788–840, king of France and Germany 814–840; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 814–840 (son of Charlemagne). /ˈluːɪ; French lwi/ noun 1. known as Louis the Pious or Louis the Debonair. 778–840 ad, king of France and Holy […]
[loo-ee-zee-an-uh, loo-uh-zee-, loo-ee-] /luˌi ziˈæn ə, ˌlu ə zi-, ˌlu i-/ noun 1. a state in the S United States. 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km). Capital: Baton Rouge. Abbreviation: LA (for use with zip code), La. /luːˌiːzɪˈænə/ noun 1. a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; […]
noun 1. French as spoken in Louisiana; Cajun. Abbreviation: LaF.