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petite bourgeoise

[puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz]
noun, plural pe·tites bour·geoises [puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/.
  1. a woman who belongs to the petite bourgeoisie.
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Origin of petite bourgeoise

1850–55; < French; feminine of petit bourgeois
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