bourgeois bourgeois  /bʊrʒ ˈwɑ/


  1. (adj) belonging to the middle class
  2. (n) a member of the middle class
  3. (adj) (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class
  4. (adj) conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
  5. (n) a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise


  1. The bourgeois mindset in the bankers prevented them to look at micro financing as a money earning channel.
  2. The leader of the Party insisted that all bourgeois education be first unlearned by the students of the University before formal education could start.
  3. The peasants had been chafing against tyranny and finally rose against bourgeois repression.


  1. House Subcommittee Hears Testimony from NGOs Convicted in Egypt

    By Caleigh Bourgeois - Classmates broke both arms of Yehia Ghanmen’s 13-year-old son because they said his father was a traitor. The Egyptian government agrees with them. The United States government does not.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine

  2. Local soldier making great strides in military

    Cpt. Noble Patterson III, a Houma native and graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School, entered the U.S. Army Feb. 2, 1993. In 2008, he received his commission as a distinguished military graduate from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Upper Iowa University.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Houma Courier

  3. Deliciously simple

    Butch Bourgeois, left, helps Penn Tompkins, food and nutrition services manager of Iberia Medical Center, prepare omelets at the Delcambre Farmer’s Market Saturday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Daily Iberian

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profusion profusion
/prə ˈfju ʒən /