from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the petite bourgeoisie.
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- n. a member of the lower middle class
- n. lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)
French petit-bourgeois : petit, small + bourgeois, bourgeois.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)