Bourgeoisie Definition

bo͝orzhwä-zē
noun
The social class between the aristocracy or very wealthy and the working class, or proletariat; middle class.
Webster's New World
In Marxist doctrine, capitalists as a social class antithetical to the proletariat.
Webster's New World
A class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate.
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Origin of Bourgeoisie

  • Borrowing from French bourgeoisie, from bourgeois (“a class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate”), from bourgeois, “burghers”, i.e., inhabitants of towns.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from bourgeois bourgeois bourgeois

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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