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embourgeoisement

[em-boo r-zhwahz-muh nt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn] /ɛmˈbʊər ʒwɑz mənt, -ˌmɑnt, ɑm-; French ɑ̃ bur ʒwazˈmɑ̃/
noun
1.
the acquisition or adoption of middle-class values and manners.
Origin of embourgeoisement
< French, equivalent to s’embourgeois(er) to become bourgeois (see em-1, bourgeois1) + -ment -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for embourgeoisement

embourgeoisement

/French ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃/
noun
1.
the process of becoming middle-class; the assimilation into the middle class of traditionally working-class people
Word Origin
from French, from en-1 + bourgeois1
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