burgh

noun
\ ˈbər-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce burgh (audio) , ˈbə-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of burgh

: borough specifically : an incorporated town in Scotland having local jurisdiction of certain services

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Other Words from burgh

burghal \ ˈbər-​gəl How to pronounce burghal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of burgh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chicago’s street grid system is easy to navigate, and though locals will complain about it, the trusty L train connects you to each of the city’s tiny burghs. Joseph Hernandez, Condé Nast Traveler, "Reader's Choice Awards: Why We Love Chicago, the Best Large City in America," 21 Oct. 2019 According to the last census, exactly 649,481 rural communities, hamlets, and burghs sprinkle India. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 Away from Mount Hagen, a chaotic burgh wrapped in barbed wire and wood smoke, the highlands are pristine. Sean Flynn, Smithsonian, "The Reckoning," 23 Feb. 2018 For two solid weeks every January, the world's eyes are not on Sydney but on a Down Under burgh that's nearly 500 miles from Sydney. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Wallaby in the city! Wild animal hops through Sydney, snarling morning commute," 15 Jan. 2018 According to the last census, exactly 649,481 rural communities, hamlets, and burghs sprinkle India. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 Away from Mount Hagen, a chaotic burgh wrapped in barbed wire and wood smoke, the highlands are pristine. Sean Flynn, Smithsonian, "The Reckoning," 23 Feb. 2018 The trial, with its tantalizing narrative about two lawmen pitted against one another, made headlines around the state, introducing many Oregonians to the little Malheur County burgh. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "'The most cold-blooded, cowardly treachery': 22 murder cases that rocked Oregon," 22 Jan. 2018 For two solid weeks every January, the world's eyes are not on Sydney but on a Down Under burgh that's nearly 500 miles from Sydney. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Wallaby in the city! Wild animal hops through Sydney, snarling morning commute," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of burgh

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burgh

Middle English — more at borough

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The first known use of burgh was in the 12th century

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“Burgh.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgh. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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