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bourgeoise

[boo r-zhwahz, boo r-zhwahz; French boor-zhwaz] /ˈbʊər ʒwɑz, bʊərˈʒwɑz; French burˈʒwaz/
noun, plural bourgeoises
[boo r-zhwah-ziz, boo r-zhwah-ziz; French boor-zhwaz] /ˈbʊər ʒwɑ zɪz, bʊərˈʒwɑ zɪz; French burˈʒwaz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a female member of the bourgeoisie.
2.
bourgeoisie (def 1).
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < French; feminine of bourgeois
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  • Jan embraces the mundane realities of bourgeoise life.
Word Origin and History for bourgeoise
adj.

proper French fem. of bourgeois (q.v.).

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