[em-boo r-zhwahz-muh nt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn]
- the acquisition or adoption of middle-class values and manners.
Origin of embourgeoisement
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- the process of becoming middle-class; the assimilation into the middle class of traditionally working-class people
from French, from en- 1 + bourgeois 1
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