\ ˈbərg How to pronounce burg (audio) \

Definition of burg

1 : an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town
2 [German Burg] : city, town

Examples of burg in a Sentence

moved from a small town into a much bigger burg
Recent Examples on the Web It’s the burg nearest the stadium and its Main Street is lined with bars. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 21 Apr. 2022 Anyone familiar with today’s New York City can hardly not be grabbed by how this burg looked in the late 1940s, especially in the scenes shot on the Lower East Side, and the climax on the Williamsburg Bridge. Kyle Smith, National Review, 11 Mar. 2022 Witt stopped at a stop sign in Brookside, a burg with only one retail store and a volunteer fire department, but at least one police officer for every 144 people. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, 19 Jan. 2022 Adam Schefter asked Fitzpatrick, who was then playing for the Dolphins, why Buffalo was his favorite NFL burg. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2022 But, for more than a decade, the city has been attracting a variety of high-profile businesses that might once have passed over the humble burg of 17,000 residents. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 There didn’t used to be traffic like this when this burg was named Leningrad. Christopher Buckley, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 Peace seems far from Kingstown, a burg that is forever portrayed in a lurid light. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 People often bypass the burg for Belden, the large nearby shopping area. Marc Bona, cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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3 May 2022

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“Burg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burg. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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