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bourgeois US English

Of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes

bourgeois US Thesaurus

a bourgeois family

bourgeois New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(member of the) middle class

petit bourgeois US English

Of or characteristic of the lower middle class, especially with reference to a perceived conventionalism and conservatism

petty bourgeois US English

Another term for petit bourgeois.

petit bourgeois New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(member) of the lower middle class

petty bourgeois New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

English form of petit bourgeoise

épater US English

Shock people who are conventional or complacent

petits bourgeois in petit bourgeois US English

A member of the lower middle class, especially when perceived as conventional and conservative