bourgeoise

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

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

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