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.

Nearby words

  1. petit point,
  2. petit serjeanty,
  3. petit treason,
  4. petit's lumbar triangle,
  5. petite,
  6. petite bourgeoisie,
  7. petite marmite,
  8. petitio principii,
  9. petition,
  10. petitionary

Origin of petite bourgeoise

1850–55; < French; feminine of petit bourgeois

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