Definition of haut bourgeois in English:

haut bourgeois

(also haute bourgeois)

noun

  • A member of the upper middle class as a social grouping; an upper-middle-class person. Also (with the and plural concord): such people considered as a group.

adjective

  • Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the upper-middle class.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Northern Star (Leeds). From French haut bourgeois from haut + bourgeois.

Pronunciation

haut bourgeois

/ˌəʊ ˈbɔːʒwɑː//ˌəʊ ˈbʊəʒwɑː/