What does BOURGEOIS mean?

BOURGEOIS meaning in General Dictionary

a person of center position in culture among shopkeeping class

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  • A size of type between long primer and brevier See Type
  • conforming into the criteria and conventions of middle income
  • (according to Marxist idea) being associated with property-owning class and exploitive associated with working class
  • a part of this middle class
  • a capitalist who partcipates in manufacturing commercial enterprise
  • belonging to the middle-class
  • A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Kind.
  • A man of center rank in culture; one of many shopkeeping class.
  • Characteristic of the middle income, as in France.

BOURGEOIS meaning in Law Dictionary

In old French legislation. The Inhabitant of a bourg, (q. v.) one entitled to the privileges of a municipal organization; a burgess.


BOURGEOIS meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1560s, "associated with French middle-class," from French bourgeois, from Old French burgeis, borjois "city dweller" (see bourgeoisie). Sense of "socially or aesthetically mainstream" is from 1764; in communist and socialist writing, as a noun, "a capitalist" (1883).It is much better is good ordinary bourgeois than a poor ordinary bohemian. [Aldous Huxley, 1930]


BOURGEOIS - German to English

bourgeois

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  • bourgeois

BOURGEOIS - French to English

middle-class

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  • bourgeois

BOURGEOIS meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A guy of middle rank in society; among shopkeeping class.

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  • (a.) Characteristic of middle-income group, as in France.

Sentence Examples with the word BOURGEOIS

The conditions which have the five been described, of despotism, mercenary warfare and bourgeois prosperity, determined the character of this epoch, which was also the period when the great achievements of the Renaissance were prepared.

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