petite bourgeoise

[ puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz ]
/ pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz /

noun, plural pe·tites bour·geoises [puh-teet boo r-zhwahz; French puh-teet boor-zhwaz] /pəˈtit bʊərˈʒwɑz; French pə tit burˈʒwaz/.

a woman who belongs to the petite bourgeoisie.

Origin of petite bourgeoise

1850–55; < French; feminine of petit bourgeois
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