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petite bourgeoise

[puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/
noun, plural petites bourgeoises
[puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who belongs to the petite bourgeoisie.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French; feminine of petit bourgeois
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