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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.
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the upper-middle class.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Northern Star (Leeds). From French haut bourgeois from haut + bourgeois.
haut bourgeois/ˌəʊ ˈbɔːʒwɑː//ˌəʊ ˈbʊəʒwɑː/
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