belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes:a rich, bored, bourgeois familythese views will shock the bourgeois critics
(in Marxist contexts) upholding the interests of capitalism; not communist:bourgeois society took for granted the sanctity of property
noun (plural same)
a bourgeois person:a self-confessed and proud bourgeois
mid 16th century: from French, from late Latin burgus 'castle' (in medieval Latin 'fortified town'), ultimately of Germanic origin and related to borough. Compare with burgess
Remember that the ending of bourgeois is -eois; the final s is not spoken because it is a French word.
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Definition of bourgeois in the US English dictionary