Posted on: November 22, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY: Bourgeois

WORD OF THE DAY: Bourgeois

bourgeois (adjective): of or relating to the middle class of society; also could describe someone who is overly concerned with wealth, possessions, and respectable behavior


In his work The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx addressed the tensions between the bourgeois class, (middle-class and affluent members of society) and the proletariat class (working-class members of society).

Jane’s friends teased her for being so bourgeois when she showed up to the party wearing expensive jewelry and furs.