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bourgeoisie definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of bourgeoisie in English, Dutch, Flemish, and French. Bourgeoisie is a noun. Also define these 5 related words and terms: third estate, Marxism, capitalist, bourgeoisie, and burgerklasse.

See also: Bourgeoisie

English bourgeoisie definition

Etymology

Borrowed from French bourgeoisie, from bourgeois (a class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate), from bourgeois, “burghers”, i.e., inhabitants of towns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌbʊə(ɹ)ʒwɑːˈziː/
  • (file)

Noun

bourgeoisie (countable and uncountable, plural bourgeoisies)

  1. (historical) A class of citizens who were wealthier members of the third estate.
  2. (Marxism) The capitalist class.

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Dutch bourgeoisie definition

Etymology

Borrowed from French bourgeoisie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌbur.ʒʋaːˈzi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bour‧geoi‧sie
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun

bourgeoisie f (plural bourgeoisieën)

  1. bourgeoisie
    Synonyms: burgerklasse, gegoede burgerij
    • Burgerklasse definition
      bourgeoisie

French bourgeoisie definition

Etymology

From Old French bourgesie, borgoisie (citizenship), equivalent to bourgeois +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation

Noun

bourgeoisie f (plural bourgeoisies)

  1. bourgeoisie

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