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As postpositive. Of various dishes: prepared in a manner considered to be typical of French bourgeois domestic cookery, especially in being simple, wholesome, and flavourful. Also as adverb Compare "cuisine bourgeoise".
Early 18th century. From French à la bourgeoise, lit. ‘(in the) bourgeois style’ from à la + bourgeoise, use as noun of the feminine of bourgeois.
à la bourgeoise/ˌa la ˌbʊəˈʒwɑːz//ˌɑː lɑː ˌbʊəˈʒwɑːz//ˌa lə ˌbʊəˈʒwɑːz/
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