faubourg

noun fau·bourg \ fō-ˈbu̇r \

Definition of faubourg

1 :suburb; especially :a suburb of a French city
2 :a city quarter

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Origin and Etymology of faubourg

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


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