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- n. A social class of that bourgeoisie that typically works alongside their employees if they have any, exemplified by shopkeepers and professionals.
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- n. lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)
Anglicisation of French petite ("little") bourgeoisie (Wiktionary)