Definition of haut bourgeois in US English:

haut bourgeois

(also haute bourgeois)


  • 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.