Definition of petite bourgeoise in English:

petite bourgeoise

noun

(also petit bourgeoise)
  • A woman of the lower-middle classes of society.

Pronunciation

petite bourgeoise

/pəˌtiːt ˈbʊəʒwɑːz/ /pəˌtiːt ˈbɔːʒwɑːz/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Foreign Quarterly Review. From French petite bourgeoise, feminine form corresponding to petit bourgeois.