[puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/
noun, plural petites bourgeoises
[puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/ (Show IPA)
a woman who belongs to the petite bourgeoisie.
[puh-teet boo r-zhwah-zee; French puh-teet boor-zhwa-zee] /pəˈtit ˌbʊər ʒwɑˈzi; French pə tit bur ʒwaˈzi/ noun 1. the portion of the bourgeoisie having the least wealth and lowest social status; the lower middle class.
/pɛˈsəʊə/ noun 1. Fernando. 1888–1935, Portuguese poet, who ascribed much of his work to three imaginary poets, Alvaro de Campos, Alberto Caeiro, and Ricardo Reis
[pes-uh-mis-tik] /ˌpɛs əˈmɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or characterized by or the tendency to expect only bad outcomes; gloomy; joyless; unhopeful: His pessimistic outlook kept him from applying for jobs for which he was perfectly qualified. adj. 1866, from pessimist + -ic.
[French puh-tee-fœ] /French pə tiˈfœ/ noun, Ceramics. 1. a firing of ceramics at a low temperature. 2. the category of ceramic colors fired in a muffle kiln at low temperature.