[ boo r-zhwahz, boo r-zhwahz; French boor-zhwaz ]
/ ˈbʊər ʒwɑz, bʊərˈʒwɑz; French burˈʒwaz /

noun, plural bour·geois·es [boo r-zhwah-ziz, boo r-zhwah-ziz; French boor-zhwaz] /ˈbʊər ʒwɑ zɪz, bʊərˈʒwɑ zɪz; French burˈʒwaz/.

a female member of the bourgeoisie.

Origin of bourgeoise

1755–65; < French; feminine of bourgeois1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for bourgeoise



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper