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petit bourgeois

adjective uk mainly disapproving ( UK also petty bourgeois)   /ˌpet.iˈbɔː.ʒwɑː/ us    /pəˌtiː.bʊrˈʒwɑː/
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
Translations of “petit bourgeois”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小資產階級的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小资产阶级的…
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