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petit bourgeois

adjective uk   /ˌpet.iˈbɔː.ʒwɑː/ us    /pəˌtiː.bʊrˈʒwɑː/ mainly disapproving (UK also petty bourgeois)
belonging to the lower middle social class, or having the characteristics that are connected with this class, such as thinking money and possessions are more important than other things, and not trusting new or different ideas: petit bourgeois prejudicesClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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