Of or relating to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions. (adjective)
The middle class. (noun)
Examples of word Bourgeois
_Le bourgeois et sa dame_ would watch them with kindly interest, deeming it a kindness not to tell them that there were no trains after twelve; and when the lovers at last determined that they must depart, _le bourgeois_ and _la bourgeoise_ would tell them that their room was quite ready, that there was no possibility of returning to Paris that night.
He, for example, coined the term bourgeois, as we understand it.
She laughed heartily, teased Paul about his accent and what she called his bourgeois ideas.
Tell a plains Indian that he has failed to steal horses from the neighboring tribe, or tell a man living in bourgeois society that he has failed to pay his bills at the neighboring grocer's, and the results are the same.
Each, plains Indian and bourgeois, is smeared with a slightly different veneer, that is all.
It was on a par with all the rest that Brissenden had condemned in bourgeois society.
Many true libertarians (most of whom have nothing to do with politics) still believe in bourgeois values as a guidline for thier lives.
To identify a given ideology and theoretical position as bourgeois, or petty bourgeois, is often valid; but it is never sufficient.
A proprietor who had capital enough to invest in trading goods and supplies was called a bourgeois.