Bourgeoisie meaning

bo͝orzhwä-zē
The social class between the aristocracy or very wealthy and the working class, or proletariat; middle class.
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The middle class.
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In Marxist theory, the social group opposed to the proletariat in the class struggle.
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A class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate.
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In Marxist doctrine, capitalists as a social class antithetical to the proletariat.
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(Marxism) The capitalist class.
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The bourgeoisie is defined as the middle class, typically used with reference to feelings of materialism when describing the middle class.

An example of the bourgeoisie is the middle class who like to buy big houses and cars.

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Origin of bourgeoisie

  • French from bourgeois bourgeois bourgeois

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

  • 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