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English definition of “the bourgeoisie”

the bourgeoisie

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]     /ˌbɔːʒ.wɑːˈziː/ US  /ˌbʊrʒ-/
(in Marxism) the part of society, including employers and people who run large companies, that has most of the money and takes advantage of ordinary workers: The new bourgeoisie, which was created by the Industrial Revolution, had money to spend and wanted to travel.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of the bourgeoisie noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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