- Lé·on Vic·tor Au·guste [ley-awn veek-tawr oh-gyst] /leɪˈɔ̃ vikˈtɔr oʊˈgyst/, 1851–1925, French statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1920.
- Louise,1911–2010, U.S. sculptor, born in France.
- a member of the middle class, esp one regarded as being conservative and materialistic or (in Marxist thought) a capitalist exploiting the working class
- a mediocre, unimaginative, or materialistic person
- characteristic of, relating to, or comprising the middle class
- conservative or materialistic in outlooka bourgeois mentality
- (in Marxist thought) dominated by capitalists or capitalist interests
- (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 9 point
- Léon Victor Auguste . (leɔ̃ viktɔr oɡyst). 1851–1925, French statesman; first chairman of the League of Nations: Nobel peace prize 1920
Word Origin and History for louise bourgeois
1560s, "of the French middle class," from French bourgeois, from Old French burgeis, borjois "town dweller" (see bourgeoisie). Sense of "socially or aesthetically conventional" is from 1764; in communist and socialist writing, as a noun, "a capitalist" (1883).
It is better to be a good ordinary bourgeois than a bad ordinary bohemian. [Aldous Huxley, 1930]