embourgeoisement

[ em-boor-zhwahz-muhnt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn ]
/ ɛmˈbʊər ʒwɑz mənt, -ˌmɑnt, ɑm-; French ɑ̃ bur ʒwazˈmɑ̃ /

noun

the acquisition or adoption of middle-class values and manners.

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Origin of embourgeoisement

<French, equivalent to s’embourgeois(er) to become bourgeois (see em-1, bourgeois1) + -ment-ment

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British Dictionary definitions for embourgeoisement

embourgeoisement
/ (French ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃) /

noun

the process of becoming middle-class; the assimilation into the middle class of traditionally working-class people

Word Origin for embourgeoisement

from French, from en- 1 + bourgeois 1
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