bourgeoise

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

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

a female member of the bourgeoisie.

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Origin of bourgeoise

1755–65; <French; feminine of bourgeois1
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