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  • adj. used to describe middle-class values in their attempt to give the semblance of discerning taste.
  • n. A member of the bourgeoisie.


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From bourgeoisie or bourgeois, from French; compare bougie.


  • 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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  • 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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  • There is Stacie Scott Turner, a 42-year-old real estate mogul attempting to embody what she senses are the bourgie ideals of Obama-era elitism, instantly offended by one housewife's inebriated declaration that it's time for white and black women to go to the same hair salons, and offended by another's tipsy impression of Tyra Banks.

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  • She was in her forties, attractive in the gaunt way of your bourgie type,   blonde hair, the cashmere scarf pulled tight in some complicated knot, the old Barbour riding coat.

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  • “The Colored News Network, the bourgie grapevine,” Monique corrected.

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  • “Through the bourgie social circuit,” she said as if stating the obvious.

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  • The other day, an African-American acquaintance told me I dress "bourgie."

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  • Some black readers have accused it of perpetuating stereotypes, white naysayers thought that it bashed them and others charged McGruder with ridiculing interracial marriage in his portrayal of Jazmine, the biracial daughter of a liberal white woman and a bourgie black man.

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