Bourgeois and bourgeosie


People or values or behaviors typical of the middle class. All those who are bourgeois comprise a group called the "bourgeoisie." Most members of this group are executives and professionals. The upper middle class is known as the "haute bourgeoisie." These terms appear frequently in Marxist texts. When a less politically charged term is desireable, consider referring to people of middle- or upper-income levels.(pr. boor-ZHWAH and BOOR-zhwah-ZEE)Also see avant-garde, Fluxus, and Modernism.