Term used to describe someone of lower class origins who shuns his/her background as they ascend the class structure. The term originates from the Marxist word “Bourgeoisie”, which was a term used to define the minority upper-class that controlled pre-Soviet Russia.
Often used by black folks to belittle or hate on other black folks that attempt to better their lives.
Also used to describe a person who tries to be upper class despite a lack of monetary resources and social connections.
DeMarcus and me used to hoop on Saturday. After he got his law degree, he got all bourgy on me and started playin’ golf.
She think she somethin’ just caused she got that nice house uptown. Got her kids playin soccer and shit. That bourgy bitch ain’t no better than me! We grew up in the same damn hood!
Person 1: Doesn’t Sean live in a trailer and work three jobs? WTF is he doing tying to join the country club?
Person 2: Man, you know he likes to do all that bourgy stuff. That’s why he got the 3rd job.