[puh-teet boo r-zhwah-zee; French puh-teet boor-zhwa-zee] /pəˈtit ˌbʊər ʒwɑˈzi; French pə tit bur ʒwaˈzi/
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.
[pet-ee fawr, fohr; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔr, ˈfoʊr; French pə ti ˈfur/ noun, plural petits fours [pet-ee fawrz, fohrz; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔrz, ˈfoʊrz; French pə ti ˈfur/ (Show IPA), petit fours. 1. a small teacake, variously frosted and decorated. /ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔː; French pəti fur/ noun (pl) petits fours (ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔːz; […]