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adjective petit bourgeois pronunciation in American English /ˌpeti ˈbʊrʒwɑ/
  1. 1
    showing disapproval relating to or belonging to lower middle-class society, considered to consist of people such as the owners of small businesses. This word shows that you dislike people like this, especially because you think they are too interested in money and possessions and in being socially respected.

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 petit bourgeois pronunciation in American English noun [countable]
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singularpetit bourgeois
pluralpetit bourgeoises

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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