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Adjective: bourgeois  'borzh,waa or ,bûrzh'waa
  1. (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class
  2. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
    "a bourgeois mentality";
    - conservative, materialistic, bourgie [N. Amer, informal], bougie [N. Amer, informal]
  3. Belonging to the middle class
    - bougie [N. Amer, informal], bourgie [N. Amer, informal]
Noun: bourgeois  'borzh,waa or ,bûrzh'waa
  1. A capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
    - businessperson
  2. A member of the middle class
    - burgher

Derived forms: bourgeoises

See also: capitalist, capitalistic, middle-class

Type of: capitalist, common man, common person, commoner

Part of: bourgeoisie, middle class

Encyclopedia: Bourgeois, Steve