petite bourgeoisie

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Borrowed from French petite bourgeoisie.

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petite bourgeoisie (uncountable)

  1. (historical, 18th to 19th century) the lower middle class
  2. (Marxism) An aspirational socio-economic class comprised of small-scale capitalists such as small business owners, managers, and some skilled professionals.

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