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bourgeois

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Etymology

Borrowed from French bourgeois < Old French burgeis (town dweller) < borc (town) < Proto-Germanic *burgs (fortress) < Proto-Indo-European *bʰrgʰ- (fortified elevation). The path from Proto-Germanic to Old French is unclear. Perhaps via Frankish *burg or Late Latin burgus, or possibly both.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
bourgeois

Comparative
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  1. Of or related to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions.
  2. Belonging to the middle class.
  3. Conventional, conservative and materialistic.
    bourgeois opinion
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of, or related to capitalist exploitation of the working class.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
bourgeois

Plural
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bourgeois (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The middle class.
  2. (rare) An individual member of the middle class.
  3. A person with bourgeois values and attitudes.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

bourgeois m. (f. bourgeoise, m. plural bourgeois, f. plural bourgeoises)

  1. bourgeois.

German

Adjective

bourgeois (comparative bourgeoiser, superlative am bourgeoisesten)

  1. bourgeois

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