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[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)
a female member of the bourgeoisie.
bourgeoisie (def 1).
Origin of bourgeoise
1755-65; < French; feminine of bourgeois1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • True, she had the comfort of the thought, 'Ellen Malden is so bourgeoise,' but to-day it did not still her heart.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • "You've got a bourgeoise mind, Loring," said O'Rane reflectively.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • There was no sign of Sullivan, or of his partner, or of his partner's mother, the bourgeoise with the green fan.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • You look at it from a bourgeoise dollar-and-cents point of view.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Take a calf's liver, lard it with fat bacon, braise it with the bourgeoise garnish—carrots and turnips.

  • This woman—she's bourgeoise to the core, and a Romantic to boot.

    The Messenger Elizabeth Robins
  • Another example of the beneficial effects of the Pincio on the bourgeoise, thought Rocjean.

  • The bourgeois is avaricious, the bourgeoise is a prude; your century is unfortunate.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • She came up to him, not with a bourgeoise's enquiry, "How do I look?"

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • It is homeliness, or rather homeyness, that is dear to my bourgeoise mind.

    The Long Vacation Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin and History for bourgeoise

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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