—n. 1. a member of the middle class.
2. a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability.
3. a shopkeeper or merchant.
—adj. 1. belonging to, characteristic of, or consisting of the middle class.
2. conventional; middle-class.
3. dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns.
Pronunciation: (bur-jois'),[key] —n.Print. a size of type approximately 9-point, between brevier and long primer.
Pronunciation: (boor-zhwä', boor'zhwä; Fr. bOOr-zhwa'),[key] —n. Lé•on Vic•tor Au•guste Pronunciation: (lā-ôn' vēk-tôr' ō-gyst'),[key] 1851–1925, French statesman: Nobel peace prize 1920.