\ˈbərg \

Definition of burg 

1 : an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town

2 [ German Burg ] : city, town

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Examples of burg in a Sentence

moved from a small town into a much bigger burg

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The titular burg is also the home of the series’ hero Henry Deaver (the wonderful André Holland, who should be cast in more things ASAP), a son of Castle Rock with a mysterious, tragic past who is now a lawyer for death row inmates. refinery29.com, "Handmaid’s Tale," 13 July 2018 But for Mondeik, a 21-year-old college student from the unincorporated burg of Gleason – between Wausau and Rhinelander – this current eight-day odyssey makes perfect sense. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where racing will take him, Justin Mondeik can't be sure, but he's eager to follow the road," 9 July 2018 To get the size right every time (which looks nice and also makes sure your burgs cook the same), use Lee’s trick. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Cook a Hamburger Like a Chef," 26 June 2018 Across the Irish Sea, the small burg of Slane is about an hour’s drive north of Dublin. Jonah Flicker, USA TODAY, "Explore four scenic distilleries in the U.K.," 22 June 2018 Hip and historic vibes coexist in this thriving burg. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 Across the central and eastern reaches of the state, native children known and unknown are buried, one here and one there, in burgs and boroughs and even in the metropolis of Philadelphia. Jeff Gammage, Philly.com, "A search for native children who died on 'Outings' in Pa.," 2 May 2018 Works by other friends—a massive John Chamberlain and a Claes Olden- burg soft sculpture—hang on other walls. Warren Elgort, Town & Country, "Julianne Moore and Her Art-Full Life," 12 Nov. 2015 The world's first 911 call was placed in Haleyville - a burg of about 4,000 people in Winston County and home to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt. Paul Gattis, AL.com, "Piece of Alabama history to be displayed at Smithsonian museum," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of burg

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burg

Old English — more at borough

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