Definition of Petite bourgeoisie

1. Noun. Lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.).

Exact synonyms: Petit Bourgeois, Petty Bourgeoisie
Generic synonyms: Bourgeoisie, Middle Class
Member holonyms: Petit Bourgeois



Definition of Petite bourgeoisie

1. Noun. (historical 18th to 19th century) the lower middle class ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petite Bourgeoisie

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Literary usage of Petite bourgeoisie

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1. The Proletarian Revolution in Russia by Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin, Leon Trotsky (1918)
"All that remained for the political representatives of big capital to do was to subjugate the petite bourgeoisie, in the political arena, to their purposes, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"THIS SITUATION is ripe for the rise of a demagogue with a strong appeal to the. petite bourgeoisie and the workers. Since the decline of Colonel de La ..."

3. Undercurrents of the Second Empire: Notes and Recollections by Albert Dresden Vandam (1897)
"... the petite bourgeoisie in accordance with a system that has prevailed in France ever since the peasantry and petite bourgeoisie had anything to save, ..."

4. England and the English by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1836)
"I observed, a few minutes since, that the petite bourgeoisie are averse to all great ... As the Constitutionnel is the organ of the petite bourgeoisie, ..."

5. The Monarchy of the Middle Classes: Or, France, Social, Literary, Political by Henry Lytton Bulwer Dalling and Bulwer (1836)
"I observed, a few minutes since, that the petite bourgeoisie are averse to all great ... As the Constitutionnel is the organ of the petite bourgeoisie, ..."

6. Documents of Dissent: Chinese Political Thought Since Mao by James Chester Cheng (1980)
"... give rise to the bourgeoisie because the bourgeoisie exists abroad and the remnants of the bourgeoisie, as well as of the petite bourgeoisie, at home. ..."

7. Paris as it is: An Intimate Account of Its People, Its Home Life, and Its by Katharine De Forest (1900)
"The "petite bourgeoisie," is made up of the mass of worthy but uninteresting families, shopkeepers, modest functionaries, people living on tiny incomes, ..."

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