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English definition of “petit bourgeois”

petit bourgeois

adjective     /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 prejudices Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of petit bourgeois adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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