I love my adopted hometown, but let's be honest: it's parochial, bourgeois, and somewhat lacking in world-class amenities.
Part of that bourgeois dream involved white people getting to live out their fantasies of having black servants.
That's right, I said it: this is a landmark victory for the forces of staid, bourgeois sexual morality.
Flashing my bourgeois trophy around made me feel naughty and subversive, but settling down for real felt like defeat.
He also meets Renata, twenty-three year old beauty, bourgeois gun-runner; a woman who believes in having many lovers.
The crowd, we soon discovered, was bourgeois in the extreme.
Whereupon the two aristocrats despised the bourgeois Regnier.
For you, bourgeois; it just came, so your concierge told me.
Our second visit brought us into contact with the bourgeois element.
It was in your power, on becoming our employer, to exploit us, as the bourgeois do.
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]