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noun \ˈbu̇r(g)\

Definition of bourg

  1. :  town, village: as a :  one neighboring a castle b :  a market town



Examples of bourg

  1. <the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg>



Origin of bourg

Middle English, from Anglo-French burc, borghe, from Latin burgus fortified place, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German burg fortified place — more at borough


First Known Use: 12th century

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