Definition of “the bourgeoisie” - English Dictionary

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“the bourgeoisie” in British English

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the bourgeoisienoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌbɔːʒ.wɑːˈziː/ us /ˌbʊrʒ.wɑːˈziː/

(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.

(Definition of “the bourgeoisie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bourgeoisie” in American English

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bourgeoisienoun [ U ]

us /ˌbʊər·ʒwɑˈzi/ esp. disapproving

the social group between the rich and the poor:

Hirsch’s art is meant to shock the bourgeoisie.

(Definition of “bourgeoisie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)