petty bourgeoisie

lower middle class (shopkeepers and clerical staff etc.)
Hypernyms: ↑middle class, ↑bourgeoisie
Member Meronyms: ↑petit bourgeois

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Petty Bourgeoisie —    A term used by Karl Marx to refer to the middle classes lying between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat and typified by shopkeepers owning their own small businesses. The label class is used of the petty bourgeoisie in a loose sense as they… …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • petty bourgeoisie — See petite (or petty) bourgeoisie (petite bourgeoisie) …   Dictionary of sociology

  • petty bourgeoisie — noun A social class of that bourgeoisie that typically works alongside their employees if they have any, exemplified by shopkeepers and professionals. Syn: petite bourgeoisie Ant: haute bourgeoisie …   Wiktionary

  • petty bourgeoisie. — See petite bourgeoisie. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • petty bourgeoisie — see petit bourgeoisie …   English dictionary

  • petty bourgeoisie — noun variant of petite bourgeoisie …   English new terms dictionary

  • petty bourgeoisie. — See petite bourgeoisie. [1840 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • petty bourgeoisie — middle classpet·ty bour·geoi·sie || petɪ‚bÊŠrÊ’wɑː zɪː / bÊŠÉ™ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (the) petty bourgeoisie — the petty bourgeoisie UK US noun the petite bourgeoisie Thesaurus: people from the middle classessynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the petty bourgeoisie — UK / US noun the petite bourgeoisie …   English dictionary

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