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petty bourgeois

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noun
  1. petit bourgeois.

Origin of petty bourgeois

First recorded in 1885–90
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  • Thus a petty-bourgeois subterfuge becomes the solution of Sismondi: putting the dampers on accumulation.

    The Accumulation of Capital

    Rosa Luxemburg