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Russian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Polish mieszczanin (burgher, townsman), from miasto (town).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mʲɪɕːɪˈnʲin]

NounEdit

мещани́н (meščanínm anim (genitive мещани́на, nominative plural меща́не, genitive plural меща́н, feminine меща́нка)

  1. (historical) petty bourgeois, petit bourgeois (member of a social estate in the Russian Empire comprising the urban lower middle class)
  2. (figuratively) Philistine, narrow-minded person

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