noun, plural pe·tits bour·geois [puh-tee boor-zhwahz; pet-ee -boor-zhwahz, boor-zhwahz; French puh-tee boor-zhwa]. /pəˈti bʊərˈʒwɑz; ˈpɛt i ˈbʊər ʒwɑz, bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə ti burˈʒwa/.
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Origin of petit bourgeois
OTHER WORDS FROM petit bourgeoispe·tit-bour·geois, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for petit bourgeois
Part of that bourgeois dream involved white people getting to live out their fantasies of having black servants.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many historians have leveled criticism at the Code, arguing that it was too conservative and supportive of the bourgeois.
Petit walks the wire back and forth four times, varying the walks with little routines from time to time.
“I study [sic] the Towers in France when they were being planned,” Petit says.
It happened that I interviewed Philippe Petit not long after his WTC walk for Vanity Fair.
Louis Petit de Bachaumon died; a native of Paris, known as the author of several literary works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
“Mon pauvre petit, you are hungry,” said Aristide, carrying it to the car racked by the clattering engine.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Despite his own grief, he is sorry for the young man; nor is he convinced in his shrewd bourgeois mind of the latter's guilt.Uncanny Tales|Various
You will see a family of rich bourgeois enter, just in from the country, for the Montparnasse station is opposite.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
To his bourgeois mind, for all his imitation of the Chicago martyr, my words must have sounded knavish.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman