Of or characteristic of female members of the bourgeoisie.
- Some see it as bourgeoise bossiness (‘In my experience the huge majority of anti-smoking busybodies are women.’
- A worthy dish, which can embody the sort of rusticity which the word ‘peasant’ evokes, but can also exhibit the kind of refinement associated with bourgeoise cookery.
- And thus, not because of but despite neurology, a girl becomes the Viennese bourgeoise ideal of a woman.
A female member of the bourgeoisie.
- Whereas France has its cuisine bourgeoise, most of us are more likely to pick up a ready meal from the supermarket than use good-quality local produce to cook a meal from scratch.
- Our newspapers were not so crooked, our politicians so crazed, our bourgeoise quite so exquisitely ripe for insult or assault.
- The mother embodies the proper bourgeoise, mortified that she wet her skirt with fear, protective of her family, opposed to entering a stranger's property, but no one listens to her.
Late 18th century: French, feminine of bourgeois 'citizen' (see bourgeois).
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