Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to adopt the characteristics attributed to the bourgeoisie: "Rock 'n' roll . . . had become cozy and bourgeoisified” ( Stephen Schiff).

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Examples

  • The Zionists tried to de-bourgeoisify Jews by creating a national economy in which Jews would hold all the jobs, including farmer and soldier, rather than just the bourgeois middle-man-minority jobs at which they made much money, but also elicited dangerous resentment from other peoples.

    David Brooks: The Tel Aviv Cluster

  • The workers’ militias and police-forces must be preserved in their present form and every effort to “bourgeoisify” them must be resisted.

    Homage to Catalonia

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