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Meaning of “bourgeois” in the English Dictionary

"bourgeois" in British English

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bourgeoisadjective

uk   /ˈbɔːʒ.wɑː/  us   /ˈbʊrʒ-/ disapproving
belonging to or ​typical of the ​middleclass (= a ​socialgroup between the ​rich and the ​poor)especially in ​supportingexistingcustoms and ​values, or in having a ​stronginterest in ​money and possessions: It's a ​bit bourgeois, isn't it, ​joining a ​golfclub?
(Definition of bourgeois from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bourgeois" in American English

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bourgeoisadjective

 us   /ˈbʊər·ʒwɑ, bʊərˈʒwɑ/ esp. disapproving
belonging to or ​typical of the ​middleclass (= the ​socialgroup between the ​rich and the ​poor), esp. in ​supportingestablishedcustoms and ​values or in having a ​stronginterest in ​money and possessions: She’s ​become very bourgeois since she ​leftcollege.
(Definition of bourgeois from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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