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Bourgeoisie (French)

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The merchants, manufacturers, and master-tradesmen considered as a class. Citoyen is a freeman, a citizen of the State; bourgeois, an individual of the Bourgeoisie class. Molière has a comedy entitled Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

“The commons of England, the Tiers-Etat of France, the bourgeoisie of the Continent generally, are the descendants of this class [artisans] generally.”—Mill: Political Economy (Prelim. p. 12).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Boues de St. Amand (Les)
Bought and Sold
Bougie
Boule
Bouljanus
Bouncer
Bounty
Bouquet
Bourbon
Bourgeois (French)
Bourgeoisie (French)
Bouse
Boustrapa
Boustrophedon
Bouts-rimes [rhymed-endings]
Bovey Coal
Bow (to rhyme with flow)
Bow (to rhyme with now)
Bow Bells
Bow-catcher (A)
Bow-hand

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Bourgeoisie