petit bourgeois - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˌpeti ˈbʊə(r)ʒwɑː/
  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.

derived word

petit bourgeois

 

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noun [countable]
singularpetit bourgeois
pluralpetit bourgeoises