American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The middle class.
- n. In Marxist theory, the social group opposed to the proletariat in the class struggle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, the French middle classes, but often applied to the middle classes of any country, especially those depending on trade.
- n. a class of citizens who were wealthier members of the Third Estate
- n. Marxism The capitalist class.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The French middle class, particularly such as are concerned in, or dependent on, trade.
- n. the social class between the lower and upper classes
- Borrowing 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. (Wiktionary)
- French, from bourgeois, bourgeois; see bourgeois. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“LAMB: I have what you call bourgeoisie values written down, so everybody knows what we're talking about: "thrift, diligence, sobriety, fidelity, procedure and orderliness.”
“Firstly and chiefly, he hates what he calls the bourgeoisie -- he is obliged to use the French word, because his native language does not contain an equivalent term -- and especially capitalists of all sorts and dimensions.”
“Difference between him — and the bourgeoisie is that he robs without illusion.”
“If, as Marx put it, the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development”
“Breach is "a triumph in bourgeoisie beige, so like life in the District that you'll want to run, shrieking from the theater, out of pure boredom.”
“What Marx called the bourgeoisie was the people who owned the businesses, not the vague, inclusive category that is today called "the middle class." by”
“Now, what I was saying here was that our program was not entirely socialist, it was a bourgeois program -- a more progressive program -- though I should not use the expression bourgeoisie because it would not be an exact concept; it was an advanced social program, the best we could organize.”
“Difference between him - and the bourgeoisie is that he robs without illusion.”
“In the hierarchy of colours green is the "bourgeoisie" - self-satisfied, immovable, narrow.”
“Had there been in Russia a regularly constituted assembly possessing adequate power and representing the nation as a whole, including the "bourgeoisie" -- who also "are God's creatures" -- as well as workmen, instead of irregular bodies appealing to the greed and hatred of a class, most of the misery through which Russia is passing might have been prevented, and the prospects of early restoration would have been assured.”
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