An example of bourgeois are people living in moderately-priced suburban neighborhoods.
An example of bourgeois is a mid-priced restaurant where many locals frequent.
Origin of bourgeois
- French from Old French burgeis citizen of a town from bourg bourg bourg
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Borrowed from French bourgeois (“a class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate”), from Anglo-Norman burgeis (“town dweller”), from Old French borjois, from borc (“town”), from Proto-Germanic *burgz (“fortress”), from 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. See also the related word burgess.