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English definition of “the petite bourgeoisie”

the petite bourgeoisie

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] (UK also the petty bourgeoisie)     /pəˌt.iːtˌbɔː.ʒwɑːˈziː/ US  /-ˌbʊr-/ mainly disapproving
the lower middle social classClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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