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petty bourgeoisie

Syllabification: pet·ty bour·geoi·sie

Definition of petty bourgeoisie in English:

noun

Another term for petite bourgeoisie.
Example sentences
  • In the final analysis, Fascism involves the whipping up of the disoriented petty bourgeoisie against the working class in the interests of big capital.
  • He relies on cultural backwardness and the most right-wing elements in the petty bourgeoisie, whom he positions against the working class.
  • Fascist leaders often come from the petty bourgeoisie or military, and they are called in because they can mobilise a section of the petty bourgeoisie and/or working class to smash organised labour and the left.

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