Bourgeois [b oo r- zhwah, b-zhwah; oo r boo French r- zhw] a noun Lé·on Vic·tor Au·guste , [ley- aw veek- n taw oh- r gyst] /leɪˈɔ̃ vikˈtɔr oʊˈgyst/ 1851–1925, French statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1920. Louise, 1911–2010, U.S. sculptor, born in France.
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British Dictionary definitions for louise bourgeois noun plural -geois 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 adjective characteristic of, relating to, or comprising the middle class conservative or materialistic in outlook a bourgeois mentality (in Marxist thought) dominated by capitalists or capitalist interests Derived Forms bourgeoise ( ˈbʊəʒwɑːz, bʊəˈʒwɑːz), fem n Word Origin for bourgeois
C16: from Old French
borjois, burgeis burgher, citizen, from bourg town; see burgess noun (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 9 point Word Origin for bourgeois
C19: perhaps from its size, midway between long primer and brevier
noun Léon Victor Auguste . (leɔ̃ viktɔr oɡyst). 1851–1925, French statesman; first chairman of the League of Nations: Nobel peace prize 1920
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Word Origin and History for louise bourgeois adj.
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]
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