faubourg

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noun fau·bourg \fō-ˈbu̇r\

Definition of faubourg

  1. 1 :  suburb; especially :  a suburb of a French city

  2. 2 :  a city quarter

Origin and Etymology of faubourg

Middle English fabour, from Medieval French fauxbourg, alteration of forsbourg, from Old French forsborc, from fors outside + borc town — more at bourg


First Known Use: 15th century

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