Definitions

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  • adjective used to describe middle-class values in their attempt to give the semblance of discerning taste.
  • noun informal, derogatory A member of the bourgeoisie.

Etymologies

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From bourgeoisie or bourgeois, from French; compare bougie.

Examples

  • And when was Red Lobster ever considered a "bourgie" dining destination?

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  • And when was Red Lobster ever considered a "bourgie" dining destination?

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  • Those who knock Perry have a standard script: His characters flirt with entrenched stereotypes of African Americans; his films seem to perpetuate a kind of class warfare between working class and upwardly mobile, or "bourgie," black people; and his movies reflect a general lack of cinematic artistry.

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  • Those who knock Perry have a standard script: His characters flirt with entrenched stereotypes of African Americans; his films seem to perpetuate a kind of class warfare between working class and upwardly mobile, or "bourgie," black people; and his movies reflect a general lack of cinematic artistry.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Those who knock Perry have a standard script: His characters flirt with entrenched stereotypes of African Americans; his films seem to perpetuate a kind of class warfare between working class and upwardly mobile, or "bourgie," black people; and his movies reflect a general lack of cinematic artistry.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Those who knock Perry have a standard script: His characters flirt with entrenched stereotypes of African Americans; his films seem to perpetuate a kind of class warfare between working class and upwardly mobile, or "bourgie," black people; and his movies reflect a general lack of cinematic artistry.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I wish I had not acted "bourgie" and looked down on my own people.

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  • His nickname itself always rankled me, and many others as it fairly reeked of bourgie privilege and hard class distinction from the vast majority of Black Folks.

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  • His nickname itself always rankled me, and many others as it fairly reeked of bourgie privilege and hard class distinction from the vast majority of Black Folks.

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  • I wish I had not acted "bourgie" and looked down on my own people.

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