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bour•geois



Pronunciation: (boor-zhwä', boor'zhwä; Fr. bOOr-zhwa'), [key]
n., pl. -geois,
adj.


n.
1. a member of the middle class.
2. a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability.
3. a shopkeeper or merchant.

adj.
1. belonging to, characteristic of, or consisting of the middle class.
2. conventional; middle-class.
3. dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns.

bour•geois



Pronunciation: (bur-jois'), [key]
n. Print.
a size of type approximately 9-point, between brevier and long primer.

Bour•geois



Pronunciation: (boor-zhwä', boor'zhwä; Fr. bOOr-zhwa'), [key]
n.
Lé•on Vic•tor Au•guste Pronunciation: (lā-ôn' vēk-tôr' ō-gyst'), [key] 1851–1925, French statesman: Nobel peace prize 1920.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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