[ em-boor-zhwahz-muhnt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn ]
/ ɛmˈbʊər ʒwɑz mənt, -ˌmɑnt, ɑm-; French ɑ̃ bur ʒwazˈmɑ̃ /
the acquisition or adoption of middle-class values and manners.
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British Dictionary definitions for embourgeoisement
/ (French ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃) /
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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