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bourgeoise

[boo r-zhwahz, boo r-zhwahz; French boor-zhwaz]
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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/.
  1. a female member of the bourgeoisie.
  2. bourgeoisie(def 1).
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Origin of bourgeoise

1755–65; < French; feminine of bourgeois1
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Examples from the Web for bourgeoise

Historical Examples

  • As a bourgeoise you would, of course, do only what is usual.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

    Waldemar Bonsels

  • I am bourgeoise, I am bonne femme—that is what you really mean, Jim.

    Scarlet and Hyssop

    E. F. Benson

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

    The Duchesse de Langeais

    Honore de Balzac

  • "You've got a bourgeoise mind, Loring," said O'Rane reflectively.

  • There was the beginning of bourgeoise acquisitiveness and pride of ownership in her, after all.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton


Word Origin and History for bourgeoise

adj.

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

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