bourgeoisie bourgeoisie  /ˌbʊrʒ ˌwɑ ˈzi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the social class between the lower and upper classes

Usage(s):

  1. On the long night of the summer solstice, ten people from the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie and the servant class stumble through brief trysts until they find their proper mates.
  2. A cultivated diction and politeness were the caste marks of the bourgeoisie; polite speech, like the bourgeoisie, soon went out of fashion.
  3. Among the capital's bourgeoisie, the self-help group has become a buzzword.

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  1. "The bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles until their dying day," Marx told Friedrich Engels in a letter from 1867.
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Karl Marx Source: Reuters

  2. "I invoke the real Venezuelan working class for economic war against the bourgeoisie," said Chávez, who has warned Mendoza that he could nationalize the entire Polar company, which accounts for 2.4 percent of the country's non-oil gross...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Hugo Chávez Source: Washington Post

  3. "The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe," Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote in the Communist Manifesto, when capitalism was still in its infancy. "It must...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Friedrich Engels Source: Socialist Worker Online

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