Bourgeois

(French), our burgess. The class between the “gentleman” and the peasantry. It includes all merchants, shopkeepers, and what we call the “middle class.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Bourgeois from Fact Monster:

  • Léon Bourgeois - Bourgeois, Léon Bourgeois, Léon , 1851–1925, French statesman and social ...
  • Louise Bourgeois - Bourgeois, Louise Bourgeois, Louise , 1911–, French-American sculptor, b. Paris. She married ...
  • Hipólito Irigoyen - Irigoyen, Hipólito Irigoyen, Hipólito , 1850?–1933, Argentine political leader, ...
  • bourgeoisie: Bibliography - Bibliography See H. Pirenne, Medieval Cities (1952) and Economic and Social History of Medieval ...
  • Alexandre Millerand - Millerand, Alexandre Millerand, Alexandre , 1859–1943, French politician, president of France ...

Related Content