Complete Definition of "bourgeois"

English

Etymology
Borrowed from the French < Old French burgeis (town dweller) < borc (town) < Frankish *burg < Proto-Germanic *burgs (fortress) < Proto-Indo-European *bhrgh (fortified elevation).

Pronunciation
audio|en-uk-bourgeois.ogg|Audio (UK)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. of or related to middle class attitudes and conventions.
  2. belonging to the middle class.
  3. of, or related to capitalist exploitation of the working class.

Translations
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French: bourgeois#French|bourgeois
German: bourgeois#German|bourgeois
Indonesian: borjuis, orang borjuis, kelas menengah

Derived terms
bourgeoisie
bourgeoisification


French

Adjective
bourgeois

  1. bourgeois.

Category:French adjectives


German

Adjective
de-adj|comparativebourgeoiser|superlativebourgeoisesten

  1. bourgeois#English|bourgeois

Category:de:French derivations

de:bourgeois
fr:bourgeois
io:bourgeois
hu:bourgeois
ru:bourgeois
vi:bourgeois
tr:bourgeois
zh:bourgeois

Revision and Credits for"bourgeois"
  • 2007-12-28 08:27 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/76.28.67.224|76.28.67.224]] ([[User_talk:76.28.67.224|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Zeitlupe|Zeitlupe]]

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