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Noun: petit bourgeois (petits bourgeois)  pu'tee(t),bûzh'waa or 'pe-tee,bûr'zhwaa or 'pe-tee'bûr,zhwaa [N. Amer], 'pe-tee,bor'zhwaa or pe'tee'bûr,zhwaa [Brit]
  1. A member of the lower middle class
  2. Lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)
    - petite bourgeoisie, petty bourgeoisie

Derived forms: petits bourgeois

Type of: bourgeois, bourgeoisie, burgher, middle class

Encyclopedia: Petit bourgeois