bourg

noun \ ˈbu̇r(g) \

Definition of bourg

:town, village: such as
a :one neighboring a castle
b :a market town

Examples of bourg in a Sentence

  1. the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg

Origin and Etymology 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

bourg Synonyms

Synonyms
village, hamlet, townlet, vill, whistle-stop
Related Words
cow town, Podunk; outpost


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