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embourgeoisement

[ em-boor-zhwahz-muhnt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn ]

noun

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


embourgeoisement

/ ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of embourgeoisement1

< French, equivalent to s’embourgeois ( er ) to become bourgeois ( em- 1, bourgeois 1 ) + -ment -ment
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Word History and Origins

Origin of embourgeoisement1

from French, from en- 1+ bourgeois 1

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